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Eric Boullier refuses to rule out Manor switch for Stoffel Vandoorne

  • Published on 24 Jul 2016 13:19
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  • By: Dominik Wilde

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier has said that there are no plans to move reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne into a race seat with Manor, but refused to rule out the possibility of it happening in the future.

Vandoorne has been linked with a move to Manor who has a technical partnership with McLaren, to replace Rio Haryanto whose future is up in the air with it being widely believed that his initial contract with the team was only for 11 races.

"No," said Boullier when asked by Sky Sports' Ted Kravtiz about the possibility of Vandoorne being placed in a Manor seat.

"As part of the McLaren Honda family, if Manor want to race him we could consider him to race him this year, but nothing [has been discussed] so far."

A move to Manor for Vandoorne would see him lining up alongside Pascal Wehrlein, setting up the tantilising prospect of having both McLaren and Mercedes' top junior drivers going head-to-head.

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  • Vandoorne in Manor would be interesting, but at the same time it would suck for Haryanto, especially since he has done a decent job.

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    • Jul 24 2016 - 19:40

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