Vandoorne's deal with Super Formula approved by Eric Boullier
GP2 Series champion is already in Japan with one of the Honda-powered teams and he will go through preparations for the debut in new competition. Talented Belgian driver said that he will be happy with any role the team gives him as he wants to stay sharp and in racing condition.
McLaren is learning from their mistakes
McLaren also doesn’t want to repeat the mistake with Kevin Magnussen. The Dane was their reserve driver in 2015 and appeared in one race only, at the start of the season in Australia, where he was replacing Fernando Alonso who was ruled out following a testing accident. Magnussen left the team at the end of season and he is now searching for a new engagement.
“Being third driver in McLaren and having regular racing in Super Formula looks like best option for Vandoorne at the moment. Objectives are to get the speed and the fitness and the other is the Super Formula car has a lot of grip, which is good preparation,” said Eric Boullier, McLaren-Honda racing director.