Stoffel Vandoorne info & statistics

Stoffel Vandoorne
NameStoffel Vandoorne
CountryBelgium Belgium
Place of BirthKortrijk
Date of BirthMar 26th 1992 - 28 years old
First Race2016 Bahrain Grand Prix
Last Race2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Best Qualifying7th - 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix
Best Result7th - (2 times)

Stoffel Vandoorne races car no. 2 for the McLaren

Stoffel Vandoorne F1 Stats

Race Entries42
Race Starts41
Race Wins0
Pole Positions0
Fastest Laps0
Points Finishes8 (19,0%)
Retirements9 (21,4%)
Total Points26
Total Laps2.216

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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.

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Stoffel Vandoorne Final Championship Results



Stoffel Vandoorne F1 Seasons Summary

YearTeamEngineGP1st2nd3rdPodPoleLapsFLAvg PtsPoints
2018 United Kingdom McLaren Renault2100000120100.5712
2017 United Kingdom McLaren Honda190000095900.6813
2016 United Kingdom McLaren Honda1000005601.001



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

4220182018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result2McLarenRenault18140
4120182018 Brazilian Grand Prix result2McLarenRenault20150
4020182018 Mexican Grand Prix result2McLarenRenault1584
3920182018 USA Grand Prix result2McLarenRenault17110
3820182018 Japanese Grand Prix result2McLarenRenault19150
3720182018 Russian Grand Prix result2McLarenRenault15160
3620182018 Singapore Grand Prix result2McLarenRenault18120
3520182018 Italian Grand Prix result2McLarenRenault17120
3420182018 Belgian Grand Prix result2McLarenRenault20150
3320182018 Hungarian Grand Prix result2McLarenRenault15DNFGearbox0
3220182018 German Grand Prix result2McLarenRenault18130
3120182018 British Grand Prix result2McLarenRenault17110
3020182018 Austrian Grand Prix result2McLarenRenault1415Gearbox0
2920182018 French Grand Prix result2McLarenRenault17120
2820182018 Canadian Grand Prix result2McLarenRenault15160
2720182018 Monaco Grand Prix result2McLarenRenault12140
2620182018 Spanish Grand Prix result2McLarenRenault11DNFGearbox0
2520182018 Azerbijan Grand Prix result2McLarenRenault1692
2420182018 Chinese Grand Prix result2McLarenRenault14130
2320182018 Bahrain Grand Prix result2McLarenRenault1484
2220182018 Australian Grand Prix result2McLarenRenault1192
2120172017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result2McLarenHonda13120
2020172017 Brazilian Grand Prix result2McLarenHonda12DNFCollision damage0
1920172017 Mexican Grand Prix result2McLarenHonda19120
1820172017 USA Grand Prix result2McLarenHonda20120
1720172017 Japanese Grand Prix result2McLarenHonda9140
1620172017 Malaysian Grand Prix result2McLarenHonda776
1520172017 Singapore Grand Prix result2McLarenHonda976
1420172017 Italian Grand Prix result2McLarenHonda18DNFPower unit0
1320172017 Belgian Grand Prix result2McLarenHonda20140
1220172017 Hungarian Grand Prix result2McLarenHonda8101
1120172017 British Grand Prix result2McLarenHonda8110
1020172017 Austrian Grand Prix result2McLarenHonda13120
920172017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix result2McLarenHonda12120
820172017 Canadian Grand Prix result2McLarenHonda16140
720172017 Monaco Grand Prix result2McLarenHonda12DNFCrashed0
620172017 Spanish Grand Prix result2McLarenHonda19DNFPower Unit0
520172017 Russian Grand Prix result2McLarenHonda20140
420172017 Bahrain Grand Prix result2McLarenHonda17DNSEngine0
320172017 Chinese Grand Prix result2McLarenHonda15DNFFuel problem0
220172017 Australian Grand Prix result2McLarenHonda18130
120162016 Bahrain Grand Prix result47McLarenHonda12101



Stoffel Vandoorne Teammate Comparison

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



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