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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