Stoffel Vandoorne has confirmed he will race in Japan’s Super Formula this season alongside his McLaren commitments.
The reigning GP2 Champion has already been announced as McLaren’s reserve driver for this year’s championship.
But with the 23-year-old Belgian also keen to continue racing, he has now signed with the Honda-powered Dandelion team with whom he tested last November.
Racing in Super Formula will allow Vandoorne to attend all but one F1 grand prix weekend as the sole clash is the Monaco GP in May.
It’s been a long time coming, but happy to be racing in Super Formula this year with Docomo Team Dandelion Racing! pic.twitter.com/0FsLY4Z2Du
— Stoffel Vandoorne (@svandoorne) February 12, 2016
Former F1 drivers Ralf Schumacher, Pedro de la Rosa and Kazuki Nakajima are former Super Formula champions.