Stoffel Vandoorne info & statistics

Stoffel Vandoorne
Name Stoffel Vandoorne
Country Belgium Belgium
Place of Birth Kortrijk
Date of Birth Mar 26th 1992 - 28 years old
Season Entries 3
First Race 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix
Last Race 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Best Qualifying 7th - 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix
Best Result 7th - (2 times)

Stoffel Vandoorne is 2020 reserve driver for Mercedes and has car no. 2

Stoffel Vandoorne F1 Stats

Race Entries 42
Race Starts 41
Race Wins 0
Pole Positions 0
Fastest Laps 0
Podiums 0
Points Finishes 8 (19,0%)
Retirements 9 (21,4%)
Total Points 26
Total Laps 2.216



Biography

 

Stoffel Vandoorne Biography


Stoffel Vandoorne in the pits.

Stoffel Vandoorne pits during the 2016 Bahrain GP

Vandoorne start his racing career with karting and won the Belgian KF2 championship in 2008 and became second in the CIK-FIA World Cup.

In 2010 he took part of the F4 Europcup 1.6 to become champion in his debut season. Next year he switched to the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 were he won the championship in 2012.

In 2013 he drove for the Fortec Motorsports team in the Renault 3.5 series. In 2013 He also got selected for the McLaren Formula 1 Young Drivers Program. In that program fellow racers like Kevin Magnussen and Nyck de Vries participated.

Stoffel started his first Renault 3.5 series race from pole and also won that race. He became 2nd in the championship behind Kevin Magnussen.

Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren MCL32, Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren MCL32, Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

The next year 2014 he was reserve driver for McLaren and drove at the GP2 series. Again he won the first race of the season and became 2nd in the championship behind Jolyon Palmer. The following 2015 season he also drove for ART Grand Prix and won the first four races and became champion with a impressive difference of 160 point to runner up Alexander Rossi.

In 2016 he stayed reserve driver at McLaren. To prepare himself for a 2017 race seat at McLaren, he drove at the Japanese Super Formula. Because Fernando Alonso wasn't able to race after his heavy crash during the Australian Grand Prix he could drive his first F1 race in Bahrain. He started 12th and drove a strong race to finish 10th and scored his first ever F1 point. He even scored the first point for McLaren that season. During the Italian Grand Prix weekend McLaren announced Stoffel as their race driver next to Alonso for 2017 to replace Jenson Button.

McLaren MCL33 launch 2018 Stoffel Vandoorne

McLaren MCL33 launch 2018 Stoffel Vandoorne

The 2017 rookie season was a nightmare. McLaren's partnership with Honda didn't work out as the power unit under performed and broke down a lot. Stoffel didn't adapt very fast and had out qualified his highly rated team mate Alonso only 6 out of 19 times. Because of an engine failure he wasn't even able to qualify for the Bahrain GP.

The Belgian driver retired scored only 5 times and only scored 13 points in his debut season. His higest finish was 7th in Singapore and the last race of Malaysia.

During the Italian GP McLaren negotiated with Toro Rosso to get swap engines. The deal was set to trade the Honda power unit for the Renault. Hopefully Vandoorne can show some better results for 2018.

Official Stoffel Vandoorne website: http://stoffelvandoorne.com/

Helmets

 

Stoffel Vandoorne Helmets


Seasons

 

Stoffel Vandoorne Final Championship Results

201620172018
19th14th16th

 

Stoffel Vandoorne F1 Seasons Summary

Year Team Engine GP 1st 2nd 3rd Pod Pole Laps FL Avg Pts Points
2018 United Kingdom McLaren Renault 21 0 0 0 0 0 1201 0 0.57 12
2017 United Kingdom McLaren Honda 19 0 0 0 0 0 959 0 0.68 13
2016 United Kingdom McLaren Honda 1 0 0 0 0 0 56 0 1.00 1

Races

 

Stoffel Vandoorne F1 GP Race Classifications

7th2 Times
8th2 Times
9th2 Times
10th2 Times
11th3 Times
12th8 Times
13th3 Times
14th6 Times
15th4 Times
16th2 Times
DNF7 Times
DNS1 Time

 

Stoffel Vandoorne F1 GP Race Results

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
42 2018 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2 McLaren Renault 18 14 0
41 2018 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix 2 McLaren Renault 20 15 0
40 2018 2018 Mexican Grand Prix 2 McLaren Renault 15 8 4
39 2018 2018 USA Grand Prix 2 McLaren Renault 17 11 0
38 2018 2018 Japanese Grand Prix 2 McLaren Renault 19 15 0
37 2018 2018 Russian Grand Prix 2 McLaren Renault 15 16 0
36 2018 2018 Singapore Grand Prix 2 McLaren Renault 18 12 0
35 2018 2018 Italian Grand Prix 2 McLaren Renault 17 12 0
34 2018 2018 Belgian Grand Prix 2 McLaren Renault 20 15 0
33 2018 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix 2 McLaren Renault 15 DNF Gearbox 0
32 2018 2018 German Grand Prix 2 McLaren Renault 18 13 0
31 2018 2018 British Grand Prix 2 McLaren Renault 17 11 0
30 2018 2018 Austrian Grand Prix 2 McLaren Renault 14 15 Gearbox 0
29 2018 2018 French Grand Prix 2 McLaren Renault 17 12 0
28 2018 2018 Canadian Grand Prix 2 McLaren Renault 15 16 0
27 2018 2018 Monaco Grand Prix 2 McLaren Renault 12 14 0
26 2018 2018 Spanish Grand Prix 2 McLaren Renault 11 DNF Gearbox 0
25 2018 2018 Azerbijan Grand Prix 2 McLaren Renault 16 9 2
24 2018 2018 Chinese Grand Prix 2 McLaren Renault 14 13 0
23 2018 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix 2 McLaren Renault 14 8 4
22 2018 2018 Australian Grand Prix 2 McLaren Renault 11 9 2
21 2017 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2 McLaren Honda 13 12 0
20 2017 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix 2 McLaren Honda 12 DNF Collision damage 0
19 2017 2017 Mexican Grand Prix 2 McLaren Honda 19 12 0
18 2017 2017 USA Grand Prix 2 McLaren Honda 20 12 0
17 2017 2017 Japanese Grand Prix 2 McLaren Honda 9 14 0
16 2017 2017 Singapore Grand Prix 2 McLaren Honda 9 7 6
15 2017 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix 2 McLaren Honda 7 7 6
14 2017 2017 Italian Grand Prix 2 McLaren Honda 18 DNF Power unit 0
13 2017 2017 Belgian Grand Prix 2 McLaren Honda 20 14 0
12 2017 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix 2 McLaren Honda 8 10 1
11 2017 2017 British Grand Prix 2 McLaren Honda 8 11 0
10 2017 2017 Austrian Grand Prix 2 McLaren Honda 13 12 0
9 2017 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2 McLaren Honda 12 12 0
8 2017 2017 Canadian Grand Prix 2 McLaren Honda 16 14 0
7 2017 2017 Monaco Grand Prix 2 McLaren Honda 12 DNF Crashed 0
6 2017 2017 Spanish Grand Prix 2 McLaren Honda 19 DNF Power Unit 0
5 2017 2017 Russian Grand Prix 2 McLaren Honda 20 14 0
4 2017 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix 2 McLaren Honda 17 DNS Engine 0
3 2017 2017 Chinese Grand Prix 2 McLaren Honda 15 DNF Fuel problem 0
2 2017 2017 Australian Grand Prix 2 McLaren Honda 18 13 0
1 2016 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix 47 McLaren Honda 12 10 1

Comparison

 

Stoffel Vandoorne Teammate Comparison

SeasonTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPositionQualifying
2016McLarenJenson Button10201000001010
2017McLarenFernando Alonso7613170000910514
Jenson Button16180000001010
2018McLarenFernando Alonso8512500000912219

News

 

Latest Stoffel Vandoorne News



Russell will replace Hamilton at Sakhir GP

Dec.2 - Two candidates had emerged at the front of the queue for Lewis Hamilton's plum Mercedes cockpit this weekend in Bahrain. Seven time world champion Hamilton has just..

December 2, 2020 with 5 Comments

Eric Boullier 2020 Beyond the Grid podcast

Many of you will remember Eric Boullier as Team Principal at Renault and Lotus before he became the Racing Director of McLaren. He resigned from that role in 2018 before switching..

November 7, 2020 with 0 Comments

Vandoorne: Mercedes' team culture 'impressive'

Aug.26 - Stoffel Vandoorne says the culture inside the Mercedes team is what makes it so dominant. The former McLaren driver lost his F1 seat at the end of 2018, but was signed up..

August 26, 2020 with 0 Comments

Vandoorne would consider F1 return

Stoffel Vandoorne says he would consider returning to Formula 1 under the right circumstances. But the former McLaren driver says he is enjoying his new career in Formula E - even..

May 7, 2020 with 0 Comments

F1 to organise own alternative 'virtual' GPs

Formula 1 is set to jump aboard the world of virtual racing. On the face of it, this has already happened in the form of the official F1 Esports Series, which has raced since 2017..

March 19, 2020 with 0 Comments

F1 drivers dodge virus with online Australian GP

With F1's real-life 2020 world championship in tatters, the drivers are instead preparing to take their racing into the virtual world. Formula E driver Jean-Eric Vergne announced..

March 15, 2020 with 0 Comments

Mercedes reserve Vandoorne to focus on Formula E

Stoffel Vandoorne says his main focus will be on Formula E in 2020. The former McLaren driver may now be a frontrunner in the electric series, but he has just been signed up as..

February 17, 2020 with 0 Comments

Vandoorne: McLaren always favoured Alonso

Stoffel Vandoorne says the McLaren team was built around Fernando Alonso. Despite much fanfare after his junior career, Belgian Vandoorne struggled as Alonso's teammate with both..

November 25, 2019 with 1 Comment

Alonso: Vandoorne to be 'very good' Le Mans driver

Fernando Alonso has tipped Stoffel Vandoorne to be a "very good" sports car driver. Until last year, the pair were teammates at McLaren. Alonso quit to tackle Le Mans and the Indy..

May 7, 2019 with 0 Comments

Vandoorne not interested in McLaren progress

Stoffel Vandoorne says he did not follow the progress of his former F1 employer McLaren as the 2019 season started. The Belgian driver was ousted by McLaren and now works for..

March 25, 2019 with 3 Comments

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