Alonso on Vandoorne: “I can recognize a good pilot when I see it”


Fernando Alonso has highlighted the tremendous quality of Stoffel Vandoorne, the belgian driver will be your companion in 2017 at the wheel of the McLaren-Honda. The Spanish rider has worked closely with Stoffel, both in the test as in the past Great Prize of Bahrain. Fernando Alonso was unable to recover in time from his crash in the Australian Grand Prix, being replaced by Vandoorne, who won the first point of the team this year. “I have met many young pilots over the years and I recognize a good one when I see one. I’m looking forward to continue working with him.”, ” said Fernando Alonso through the Twitter account of the team McLaren.

For its part, Stoffel Vandoorne showed deeply grateful to the team McLaren for giving him a great opportunity like this, especially highlighting the faith shown by Ron Dennis in his skills. “first of all, I want to express my gratitude to all in
McLaren-Honda, and especially to Ron (Dennis) for showing their faith in me”.

Vandoorne did not hide the emotion that lived in the time of the signing of the contract of the pilot holder with McLaren, commenting that it has signed lots of autographs in my career, but, when
estampé my signature on the contract with McLaren-Honda today, I can say
I was feeling exceptionally special to catch my
pen to do so”

The young belgian driver, who won the GP2 in 2015 and currently, she combines the Super Formula japan with its work on the pilot test of the McLaren, he promises to work 100% of their possibilities to give McLaren what they deserve. “It’s a huge honor to become a pilot officer
McLaren-Honda and I promise to work as hard as any pilot
Formula 1 did before”.

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