After a short break, the Formula 1 drivers this coming weekend will be in action again at the circuit of Spa-Francorchamps for the belgian Grand prix. Stoffel Vandoorne is looking forward to “one of the highlights of the season”.
“I’ve never been more ready to return after the zomerbreak,” explains the West-Flemish on the website of McLaren. “I have really enjoyed to get away from it all, the button to run, and spend time with friends and family. But now, I look certainly forward to again in the car to take their place.”
“My home race is always one of the highlights of the season”, said Vandoorne. “Each year I see more and more fans are full of passion in the stands. The feeling is incredible, the whole team will always get a very warm reception.”
At the end of July seemed to Vandoorne in the Grand prix of Hungary for the fourth time this season on the way to puntengewin, but a failing gearbox decided differently. In the 51st of 70 to go the rounds, he had his McLaren on the side. He drove at that time on the ninth place. “Although that DNF is a great disappointment was, I had a much more positive feeling in the car. It is my main goal for this momentum to keep this weekend. Spa is my favourite circuit, which is also the case for many other pilots. I have throughout my career as a young rider ridden, it feels like a second home. I hope that we, the Belgian fans something beautiful to show.”
The first free heats go Friday at 11am start. The 18-year-old British reserverijder Lando Norris will be at McLaren in the place of Fernando Alonso to finish. The 37-year-old Spaniard made last week known after this season to say goodbye to the Formula 1.