Vandoorne: “I Hope to fight for the victories with Verstappen”


The Formula 1 is experiencing the arrival of a new generation, which promises great times with Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz to the head. But Stoffel Vandoorne, who will accompany Fernando Alonso in McLaren in 2017, is another of the jewels that threatens to grab major headlines in the next few years.

Vandoorne has had to be patient because, after winning the GP2 Series in 2015 with a 160-point advantage over the reigning champion of the Indianapolis 500-Mile race, Alexander Rossi, had to leave to compete in the Super Formula japanese waiting for McLaren to decide what to do with your future. “it Has been a long way until you get to F1. I have been struggling since childhood. The next year, that dream finally become a reality. “It had to happen now or it never would. I’ve worked hard and has been a long wait. I have won many races and championships. Now begins the real work. I have to put myself to the test throughout the season. I hope that we can get good results”, confessed Vandoorne in statements to Sporza.

The belgian driver was appointed as a replacement for Jenson Button once the british announced their withdrawal and now many will point to it as the ‘Anti-Verstappen’. Stoffel believes that the comparison “is normal, even though we are very different. We have a different character. Many fans are eager to a fight between us and I hope it is by victories”, although he recognizes that will depend on the car that the situation is likely to materialize. “will Depend on the car. Probably won’t be enough, but will give you great steps forward. Technically, the team has had difficult times in the recent past, but next year looks to be positive, although it is difficult to predict. Probably will take a big step forward, which is also something that we need. But if we will be able to fight for victory, I still can’t say it”.