McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne narrowly edged out Ferrari junior Charles Leclerc to go quickest .
The Hungarian Grand Prix should offer McLaren the chance to score Formula 1 points for only the second time this season, according to Stoffel Vandoorne.
While McLaren has been exploring options with Ferrari and Mercedes about potentially teaming up next season, a recent report from Sky Sports says both of these third parties have already snubbed
Stoffel Vandoorne’s preparations for his first British Grand Prix started with the young Belgian posting a top ten time in Friday’s first free practice session but the McLaren Honda Formula 1 Team rookie believes there’s more to come as he “explores the car’s limits.”Lees meer
Saturday was a landmark day for Stoffel Vandoorne – not only did he outqualify team mate Fernando Alonso for the first time, he also recorded his best grid position to date – eighth
"Boullier admits Vandoorne's stellar junior career raised expectations about how he would fare in F1 but says McLaren and Honda must take some of the blame for his slow start.Read More
Stoffel Vandoorne: “I’m excited about racing in Baku for the first time. I’ve spent quite a lot of time in the simulator driving the track already – and I did last year too, to help the engineers prepare for a new circuitLees meer
A position inside the top 10 was a tantalising 0.052s away from Fernando, while Stoffel was just 0.191s adrift.
Fernando’s crew switched him back to Honda’s Spec Two power unit this morning after spotting an issue with his MGU-H last night.
"I think that has taken a little bit of time at the start of the season but I am feeling more and more comfortable with the way we are going, and the way I am driving the car and the set-up.Lees meer
Stoffel Vandoorne feels he has finally made a "good step" forward in getting his McLaren operating more how he likes it, on the back of his improved form at the Monaco Grand Prix.Lees meer
McLaren have given Honda a 'final warning' through Zak Brown's extraordinary criticism of the Japanese engine makers, according to Sky F1's Ted Kravitz.Read More
Vandoorne won the title last month with four races to spare, and by the time the season ended last weekend he had taken more wins, points and podium finishers than any of his predecessors, among which are Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Nico Hulkenberg and Pastor Maldonado.Lees meer
Vandoorne was running solidly in the midfield for much of the race and looked set to score McLaren's first points of the season. Sadly it wasn't to be - a bold Perez dived down the inside into Ste Devote and Vandoorne, with cold tyres after the safety car period, simply slid into the barriers.
Stoffel Vandoorne says he's happy to have the opportunity to demonstrate both his and his McLaren-Honda's raw performance during qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix despite a Q2 crash scuppering his chances to start higher.Read More
Stoffel Vandoorne shrugged off his qualifying crash at Monaco, saying it did nothing to detract from what was a very positive day as McLaren got both cars into Q3 for the first time this season.Read More
As if McLaren’s recent struggles weren’t enough to worry about, Stoffel Vandoorne has some additional challenges in Monaco. He has never raced in F1 here, he has a three-place grid penalty to contend with, and he knows his reputation will suffer if he is beaten by a temporary team mate with zero experience of 2017 machinery.Read More
Stoffel Vandoorne believes meetings with his McLaren-Honda engineers ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix have improved their mutual understanding and can help turn his difficult Formula 1 rookie season around.Lees meer
McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier says getting both MCL32s to the finish is the team's primary goal for Monaco, and reckons further updates will boost its progress. McLaren's 2017 campaign has been characterised by a lack of reliability and performance, with the team having yet to capture a double finish, while it sits at the foot of the standings, without a point. Boullier is hopeful that Stoffel Vandoorne and Jenson Button – the latter filling in for Indianapolis-bound Fernando Alonso – can reach the chequered flag, in order to display McLaren's progress.Lees meer
Stoffel Vandoorne werd begin deze maand gepromoveerd bij McLaren tot vaste rijder, ten nadele van Jenson Button. De Brit krijgt een rol als ambassadeur en reserve bij het team, waardoor hij een jaar aan de kant staat. Button denkt dat zijn vervanger de perfecte opleiding heeft gehad om bij McLaren te rijden.Lees meer
Het was het voorbije weekend zenuwachtigheid troef onder de Belgische F1-fans. Zou McLaren-Honda Vandoorne dan toch bevestigen en Jenson Button zijn plaatsje afstaan? Of zou Vandoorne alsnog op zoek moeten naar een ander F1-team, of erger, nog een seizoen aan de kant moeten staan toekijken?Lees meer