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Vandoorne: "sure of development"

Stoffel Vandoorne says he's improving with every race as he becomes more settled at McLaren.

 

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F1 testing: Stoffel Vandoorne fastest for McLaren in Hungary

McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne narrowly edged out Ferrari junior Charles Leclerc to go quickest .

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Stoffel Vandoorne Is Impressing His McLaren-Honda Bosses

On paper, Belgian Formula One driver Stoffel Vandoorne's first full season in the sport looks dreary.

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Vandoorne:"Hungary a good chance for McLaren to score F1 points"

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.

 

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No 'silly season' concerns for Vandoorne

Stoffel Vandoorne is on the sidelines this summer as the silly season unfolds, the Belgian expecting to stick to his long-term contract with McLaren.

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Mercedes and Ferrari Are Unwilling to Supply McLaren

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

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Vandoorne “We’re still exploring the car’s limits”

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.”

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Vandoorne: I’ll defend my position with everything I have!

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

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Vandoorne signs multi-year contract

“I am not worried, because I signed a multi-year contract with the team. I like everything here, we are moving in the right direction, and I’m sparing no effort in working together with McLaren. It’s my main goal and I’m completely focused on it”

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Vandoorne takes 12th Place at Austrian GP

Stoffel Vandoorne finished 12th in this afternoon’s Austrian Grand Prix – the sole McLaren Honda to make the finish after Fernando Alonso was shunted heavily from behind at the first corner and was forced to abandon the race on lap one.

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Brown backs ‘future champ’ Vandoorne

Despite Eric Boullier recent criticism of Stoffel Vandoorne, Zak Brown says he still has faith in the McLaren driver who could be a “future World Champion.”

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McLaren: Stoffel sets 7th Time at FP1

McLaren enjoyed an encouraging session with Stoffel Vandoorne and Fernando Alonso making the most of their upgraded Honda power units to finish seventh and ninth.

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Eric Boullier: Stoffel Vandoorne's start 'not as good' as McLaren expected

"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.

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2017 F1 ‘difficult’ for teammate Vandoorne – Alonso

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 circuit

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Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne line up a solid 12th and 13th

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.

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McLaren-Honda's Stoffel Vandoorne feels he's turned season around

"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.

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Vandoorne expects better results after set-up breakthrough

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.

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WATCH: McLaren have given a 'final warning' to Honda

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.

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Stoffel Vandoorne is GP2’s most dominant champion yet

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.

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What the teams said - after race day in Monaco GP

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.

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Vandoorne demonstrates McLaren's pace despite crash

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.

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Vandoorne ‘surprised’ by Massa contact

Stoffel Vandoorne says he won’t moan about his Monaco GP penalty but was “quite surprised” to find Felipe Massa alongside him when he went into Turn 1 in Spain.

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Monaco won't punish Button's 2017 F1 laps

Jenson Button will find little difference between the performance of the 2017 Formula 1 car and its '16 predecessor on Monaco's slow-speed layout, believes his McLaren-Honda team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne.

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Crash doesn't spoil 'very positive' day - Vandoorne

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.

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Vandoorne: “There’s still more to come ”

Vandoorne continued this pace into Free Practice 2 as he improved his fastest lap time to 1:13.946s and finished in eleventh, just behind Valtteri Bottas who completed the top ten.

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Vandoorne: McLaren 'maximise opportunities'

Stoffel Vandoorne says McLaren-Honda must “maximise every single opportunity” in Monaco as it bids to claw its way into the top 10 around the streets of the Principality.

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Vandoorne: Monaco to show ‘different level’

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.

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Vandoorne hopes talks to engineers on breakthrough

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.

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McLaren aims for first 2017 double finish at Monaco

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.

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Vandoorne: "It won't be long" before improvements

McLaren rookie Stoffel Vandoorne is confident an upturn in his performances is not far away, having endured a difficult start to life as a full-time Formula 1 race driver.

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Button: “Vandoorne staat voor lange en opwindende carrière bij McLaren”

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.

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Vandoorne: “Wereldkampioen worden is mijn doel”

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?

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Vandoorne kiest voor startnummer 2

De FIA heeft deze week een nieuwe versie van de voorlopige deelnemerslijst in de Formule 1 bekendgemaakt. Daarin valt op dat Stoffel Vandoorne zijn oude startnummer 47 inruilt voor nummer 2.

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