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Vandoorne simulator driver at Mercedes F1: "This is a great opportunity"

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Published on: 22-11-2018
Published on:
22-11-2018

By: grandprixnews.com
Author: Roger WiekkenVandoorne simulator driver at Mercedes F1:

In Abu Dhabi, Vandoorne will be driving his last F1 race out of his career so far this weekend. Stoffel Vandoorne will be the official simulator driver for Mercedes next season together with reserve driver Esteban Ocon. Vandoorne hopes to keep the ties with the F1 in this way and who knows to return within a few years as a Formula 1 driver again.

After two disappointing seasons at McLaren, Vandoorne makes the switch to Formula E. Where he will race for the Mercedes-supported HWA Racelab. Vandoorne was called by Mercedes director Toto Wolff himself and also got a role as a simulator driver with the Formula 1 team. Wolff has been a big fan of the Belgian for years. "That is certainly exciting for me, I am still connected to the F1 world and that also to the world champions, it is a very interesting transition for me." said Vandoorne. Vandoorne is one of the drivers who we will not see again next season together with Marcus Ericsson, Esteban Ocon, Fernando Alonso, Sergey Sirotkin and possibly Brendon Hartley.

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