Stoffel Vandoorne

Vandoorne ‘first choice’ should Norris be banned

July 11 2021 , 11:31 am

Andreas Seidl fears there is a “risk” Lando Norris could be hit with a one-race ban, with Stoffel Vandoorne “first choice” to replace the McLaren driver if that happens. Norris was one of several drivers penalised during the second race at the Red Bull Ring, the Austrian GP, the McLaren driver deemed to have run […]

Lando Norris joins McLaren for Formula 1 2019

September 4 2018 , 5:27 pm

McLaren regard the 18-year-old as a special talent who was too good to ignore. Even when urging patience next season with the teenager, McLaren boss Zak Brown couldn’t disguise his enthusiasm for a driver who has excelled in every series of his nascent career to date.  “He’s an immense talent,” Brown said. “In all the […]

McLaren’s pre-season reliability woe delayed key upgrades

March 30 2018 , 12:47 pm

McLaren has admitted its pre-season reliability problems delayed the introduction of upgrades at the start of the Formula 1 season. Although McLaren did successfully run part of its planned update package at the Australian Grand Prix, which included new brake ducts and floor modifications, the significant bargeboard update was put back to next weekend’s Bahrain […]