Vandoorne to run for McLaren at test

By on Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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McLaren reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne will pilot the squad's MP4-31 during in-season testing next week.

Vandoorne, the reigning GP2 champion, will drive the car during testing next Wednesday, after regular driver Jenson Button runs on Tuesday.

Vandoorne made his Formula 1 debut at the Bahrain Grand Prix after filling in for the unfit Fernando Alonso, where he finished 10th.

Vandoorne is racing full-time in the Japan-based Super Formula championship, where he placed third on his debut at Suzuka last month.

Barcelona test line-up so far:

  • Mercedes: TBA/TBA
  • Ferrari: TBA/TBA
  • Williams: Lynn/Massa
  • Red Bull: TBA/TBA
  • Force India: Celis Jr.
  • Renault: Magnussen/Ocon
  • McLaren: Button/Vandoorne
  • Manor: TBA/TBA
  • Haas: Grosjean/Gutierrez

NB: Sauber has elected not to participate in the test

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