user icon

Vandoorne's chassis back to normal

  • Published on 09 Aug 2018 12:31
  • comments 4
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Stoffel Vandoorne has confirmed that his chassis is back to normal after incurring issues earlier this season. McLaren confirmed that an unusual issue was hampering the Belgian's car for a number of rounds, which was the main reason behind his lack of pace.

But at the Hungarian Grand Prix, Vandoorne was running inside the points before a mechanical problem forced him to retire. The 26-year-old verified that his chassis is operating efficiently again, and is happy that he has his car back to normal

"It is back to normal and that's positive," Vandoorne said. "It was good to have a normal weekend again. I had a normal Friday, where I was working on the set-up, instead of having to go after all sorts of other things, which was nice, so I'm satisfied."

Vandoorne's seat at McLaren is in doubt for 2019, with rumours linking Carlos Sainz to the Woking team. Currently, Vandoorne is sitting in 16th place in the standings on thirteen points having last scored points in Azerbaijan.


Replies (4)

Login to reply
  • Hombibi

    Posts: 137

    Anyone know what was wrong?

    • + 0
    • Aug 9 2018 - 21:54
    • I wish they had be clearer on this, especially if they knew about it for a while. Stoffels's reputation has taken a big hit this year.

      • + 0
      • Aug 10 2018 - 00:22
    • Clarity and honesty isnt McLiaren's forte as of present sadly. Or at least up until now. Mind, they said they had fixed it another while back too, some one or three weeks before the summer break. So either they didnt fix it back then, or they had to fix it again.

      • + 0
      • Aug 10 2018 - 06:11
  • f1ski

    Posts: 411

    probably had a cheater floor or other part.

    • + 0
    • Aug 10 2018 - 02:53

Related news



GB Grand Prix of Great Britain

Local time 

View more photos

GB Grand Prix of Great Britain

Local time 

View more photos


Test calendar

Circuit de Catalunya - Testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Ferrari challenge Mercedes this weekend in Great Britain?


World Championship standings 2019

Show full world champion standings


Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2019

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Spain
15 - Mar 17
Australia
29 - Mar 31
Bahrain
-
Bahrain
12 - Apr 14
China
26 - Apr 28
Azerbaijan
10 - May 12
Spain
-
Spain
23 - May 26
Monaco
7 - Jun 9
Canada
21 - Jun 23
France
28 - Jun 30
Austria
12 - Jul 14
United Kingdom
26 - Jul 28
Germany
2 - Aug 4
Hungary
30 - Sep 1
Belgium
6 - Sep 8
Italy
20 - Sep 22
Singapore
27 - Sep 29
Russian
11 - Oct 13
Japan
25 - Oct 27
Mexico
1 - Nov 3
United States of America
15 - Nov 17
Brazil
29 - Dec 1
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2019

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
15 - Mar 17
Australia Albert Park
29 - Mar 31
12 - Apr 14
26 - Apr 28
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
10 - May 12
23 - May 26
Monaco Monte Carlo
7 - Jun 9
21 - Jun 23
France Paul Ricard
28 - Jun 30
Austria Red Bull Ring
12 - Jul 14
United Kingdom Silverstone
26 - Jul 28
Germany Hockenheimring
2 - Aug 4
Hungary Hungaroring
30 - Sep 1
6 - Sep 8
Italy Monza
20 - Sep 22
27 - Sep 29
Russian Sochi Autodrom
11 - Oct 13
25 - Oct 27
1 - Nov 3
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
15 - Nov 17
Brazil Interlagos
29 - Dec 1
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar