James Roberts

Motor Sport News - - Review: F1 Season -

Van­doorne was drafted in for the next race in Bahrain.

In his first F1 qual­i­fy­ing, Van­doorne im­me­di­ately im­pressed in Q2, putting his Mclaren two places ahead on the grid and 0.064s quicker than his world cham­pion team-mate Jen­son Button.

We’ll never know how he would fare against Button in the race, as the Brit re­tired af­ter six laps with en­gine trou­ble. But the Bel­gian put in an ac­com­plished per­for­mance to score Mclaren’s first points of the year: 10th place and one world cham­pi­onship point.

Mclaren were so im­pressed, they drafted him to re­place Button at the team for 2017. Now we’ll get to see how he com­pares with Alonso…

TRACK

Magny-cours, France Imola, San Marino Mon­treal, Canada Spa, Bel­gium Barcelona, Spain Suzuka , Ja­pan Nur­bur­gring, Ger­many Monza, Italy Monaco In­di­anapo­lis, USA In­ter­la­gos, Brazil­ian Hock­en­heim, Ger­many Hun­garor­ing, Hun­gary Albert Park, Aus­tralia Sil­ver­stone, Bri­tain Sepang, Malaysia TI Aida, Ja­pan A1 Ring, Aus­tria Es­to­ril, Por­tu­gal Jerez, Spain Buenos Aires, Ar­gentina Bahrain Shang­hai, China

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