By Adam Tate, Managing Editor
McLaren-Honda protege, Stoffel Vandoorne, fresh off his domination of the 2015 GP2 championship is set to race in Japanese Super Formula for the 2016 season.
While he awaits his eventual F1 debut, Honda will have the 23 year old Belgian drive for their Docomo Dandelion team in what are the world’s top spec racers.
Outside of Formula One and perhaps IndyCar, Super Formula cars are the quickest in the world. Audi’s WEC superstar and brief F1 racer for Caterham, Andre Lotterer finished third in last year’s championship and claims the cars corner even better than current Formula One machines. It is the hope of Ron Dennis and everyone at McLaren that such conditions will keep Vandoorne sharp until either Jenson Button or Fernando Alonso move on and clear a place for him at Woking.
If McLaren-Honda’s 2016 efforts aren’t much better than they were in 2015, that place at Woking may open up very soon indeed.