Vandoorne joins Aston Martin in examination and reserve purpose
Pursuing the Mexico Metropolis Grand Prix, Aston Martin have declared that reigning Components E winner Stoffel Vandoorne will be signing up for the group as a examination and reserve driver for the 2023 F1 period.
The Kortrijk-born driver formerly race in the GP2 collection in which he secured the championship title in 2015 right after profitable 7 races in that 12 months. He then joined Components A person as Fernando Alonso’s teammate at McLaren. This a few-12 months spell unsuccessful to carry any achievements for Vandoorne with Alonso who routinely outpaced the Belgian driver.
The subsequent decades observed Vandoorne contend in Components E, the FIA WEC collection, and he also took aspect in chosen races in the Asian Le Mans Collection and the IMSA Sportscar Championship.
He secured his major achievements final 12 months by clinching the environment championship title with Mercedes in the all-electric powered Components E collection.Aston Martin has now declared that Vandoorne will perform his purpose with the Silverstone-primarily based outfit when he will also fulfil his commitments in Components E, exactly where he will be racing for the DS Penske group for the 2022/23 period subsequent Mercedes’ exit from the totally-electric powered one seater collection.
Welcome to the group, @svandoorne.Components E winner Stoffel Vandoorne boosts the 2023 @AstonMartinF1 driver line-up by signing up for @FelipeDrugovich as a examination and reserve driver.Faucet down below for the total tale.
— Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Group (@AstonMartinF1) November one, 2022
Commenting on his new purpose, Vandoorne stated: “It is very fascinating to be stepping into a reserve-driver purpose in Components A person – and I’m delighted to be undertaking it with Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Components One™ Group.
„I’ve viewed with terrific fascination how the group has made and expanded operationally, and I know how very decided it is to make development in each place. Becoming a member of Fernando, who I currently know from my Components A person racing vocation, and Lance, to aid them produce and make improvements to upcoming year’s automobile will be a great occupation, and I’m actually on the lookout ahead to the obstacle – and reward – of operating collectively with the full organisation at Silverstone,” Vandoorne concluded.
Group Principal Mike Krack stated: “Stoffel has all the abilities we have to have for this new and expanded purpose inside of the group: he is speedy, analytical, tricky-operating and a excellent group participant, and will in shape completely into our increasing organisation, operating along with our other examination driver, Felipe Drugovich.
„The full group is vastly enthusiastic for upcoming 12 months, and the appointment of Stoffel, along with Fernando, Lance and Felipe, presents further depth to our excellent driver line-up. This will be a major purpose for Stoffel, and we will be reliant on him to operate tricky with both equally our observe and simulation and engineering groups to make improvements to our general performance for 2023 and outside of.”