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Button to be replaced by Vandoorne in 2016

  • Published on 07 Aug 2015 14:44
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  • By: Danny Sosef

Stoffel Vandoorne will be Fernando Alonso's new teammate at McLaren-Honda next year. That is the claim of the specialist Italian-language publication Italiaracing, citing sources.

The report said it will be announced by the Woking team at Spa-Francorchamps after the summer break that 23-year-old Belgian Vandoorne, the McLaren junior and GP2 series leader, will replace 35-year-old veteran Button for 2016.

Recently, Briton Button, the 2009 world champion, has been linked with a new presenting role for the popular British motoring programme Top Gear.

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  • khasmir

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    Here we go again... Italians are the kings of gossip, very little credibility remains...

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    • Aug 7 2015 - 17:43
    • I honestly dont think Button will be replaced. I mean, Boullier has basically said that they'll stick with their current drivers. I seriously doubt Button will host Top Gear. I just hope hes in a condition to drive after being gassed during that nasty robbery.

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      • Aug 7 2015 - 18:21
    • MP4/4 SW

      Posts: 6

      I agree, Button won't be replaced and I highly doubt he will host Top Gear, he has kept a brave face on with the unreliable Honda engine, and should hopefully respect that and keep him on for 2016

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      • Aug 12 2015 - 13:58

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