McLaren denies Vandoorne announcement imminent

  • Published on 10 Aug 2015 11:39
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

McLaren has denied reports that an announcement about the Honda-powered team's driver plans for 2016 is now imminent. Media reports claimed the Woking outfit has decided to pair Fernando Alonso next year with Belgian rookie Stoffel Vandoorne, the McLaren-backed current GP2 championship leader.

The reports said an announcement confirming Vandoorne, to the detriment of 2009 world champion Jenson Button who may retire and join the British motoring programme Top Gear, will be made next weekend in Belgium. But a team spokesman is quoted by Spain's El Mundo Deportivo: "The information is inaccurate. There will be no driver announcement in Spa. Actually, we will discuss and decide on our race drivers for 2016 when it is appropriate," he added. (GMM)

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  • khasmir

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    I would very much like to see Stoffel get an F1 seat (be it in a more competetive car) but I don't see him driving for McLaren next year. Magnussen is also still there and Ron Dennis has been actively helping him to get an F1 seat, be it with another team.
    And I don't see Button as a TV presenter, maybe he could become the new stig ;)

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    • Aug 10 2015 - 18:17

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