Monday, 19 January 2015

Vandoorne hoping Honda supply second team


McLaren young driver Stoffel Vandoorne has stated that he knows that any chance of him securing a Formula One race drive rests on whether or not Honda decide to supply a second team with engines.

Honda return to Formula One this season as a power unit supplier to McLaren for the first time since they had their own team in 2008.

Vandoorne joined the McLaren Young Driver Programme in 2013 and has worked with the team developing their car and carrying out simulator work.

Vandoorne confirmed that his ultimate aim is to secure a race seat in Formula One and not just a position as a test and reserve role. The Belgian is hopeful that the fact that he will remain in the GP2 Series this season will catapult him to the top of the list when it comes to McLaren deciding their future driver line up.

In 2015, Honda will supply just one team with McLaren having an exclusive supply deal with the Japanese manufacturer. However Honda have previously stated that they may be open to supplying more than one team in the future.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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