Vandoorne ‘not worried’ about losing McLaren seat


Stoffel Vandoorne

Despite whispers that his McLaren seat is in jeopardy, Stoffel Vandoorne insists he is “not worried at all.”

Although Vandoorne has scored in three of this year’s six races, he has been outshone by team-mate Fernando Alonso.

The double World Championship has consistently out-qualified the Belgian racer while also out-scoring him.

Alonso has 32 points to Vandoorne’s eight leading to rumours that the latter may lose his race-seat come the end of this season.

Vandoorne is adamant he’s not worried.

“I don’t think about that,” the 26-year-old Sporza news agency.

“I focus on my own performance, which I think is more important. I want to get everything out of my car.

“I have a long agreement with McLaren, so I’m not worried about that, and I’m especially ready for the day when I can really race with a competitive car.

“A contract in Formula 1 remains a contract in Formula 1. Of course you have to perform but the team has complete trust in me.

“I’m not worried at all.”

McLaren have Lando Norris waiting in the wings with the Englishman shinning in this year’s Formula 2 championship where he has one pole position, one win and four podiums. He is leading the standings with 98 points.