Vandoorne: McLaren will take care of me


Stoffel Vandoorne, part of the McLaren young driver programme, is in continual discussions with both Ron Dennis and Eric Boullier regarding his future. 

The young Belgian, who has been part of the Woking based outfit since 2013, believes he is ready for the cut-and-thrust of Formula 1 racing, especially with his dominance of the current GP2 season. He currently leads that championship by 76 points. 

His path to Formula 1 however, may be blocked by Kevin Magnussen, another young driver who has aready has a taste of life in the paddock. Magnussen drove for McLaren in 2014 and managed one podium in Australia. 

"First of all, I do feel ready for Formula One, in my second season of GP2 I am leading the championship. Still my main focus is winning GP2 in the best way possible. We'll see what happens."

Vandoorne believes that both Dennis and Boullier have his best interests at heart although at this point, it might be a little early to determine his exact career path.

"I still have regular talks with Ron and with Eric about what happens with the opportunity. But it's still too early to conclude something and know what is going to happen," he said.

He feels that McLaren will guide his career in the proper direction, and he has placed his trust in them to do so.

"I've been with McLaren for three years now, they've always fully supported my career. I had the chance after winning Formula Renault to join their young driver programme and up to now I've had no regrets, thanks to them I have been racing in World Series and I have been racing in GP2 as well.

"Without them I wouldn't have even got the chance to drive and prove myself. I trust McLaren. We'll see what happens in the future. I think they will take care of me."