Stoffel Vandoorne joins the Aston Martin team as a reserve driver

Stoffel Vandoorne joins the Aston Martin team as a reserve driver

This year’s Formula E champion Stoffel Vandoorne will join Aston Martin from next season, completing the test list with reserve drivers and already contracted Formula 2 champion Felpie Drugovich.

The 30-year-old Dutch driver has a long career in motorsport. In 2015, he dominated the season in GP2 – the precursor to Formula 2, where he won eleven races, thus claiming the championship. A year later, he began his journey in the queen of motorsport. He made forty-one Grand Prix starts during the 2016-2018 seasons. He then moved to Formula E, winning three races there and claiming the title in the 2022 season for the Mercedes team.

“It has been very exciting to be a reserve driver in Formula 1 and I am delighted to be able to do so with the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant team.” Stoffel Vandoorne said.

“I watched with great interest as the team grew and expanded operationally, and I know how determined they are to make progress in every area.”

“Joining Fernando, who I already know from my Formula 1 racing career, and Lance, to help them develop and improve next year’s car will be a great job and I’m looking forward to the challenge and reward of working with everyone in the organisation. at Silverstone .

Mike Krack, Aston Martin Aramco Cogniazant F1 Team Principal, added: “Stoffel has everything we need for this role: he is quick, analytical, hard-working and a great team player and will fit perfectly into our growing organization working with our second test driver, Felipe Drugovich.”

“The entire team is highly motivated for next year and the signing of Stoffel, along with Fernando, Lance and Felipe, adds additional depth to our excellent driver line-up.”

“This will be an important role for Stoffel and we believe he will work hard with our racing, simulation and engineering departments to improve our performance in 2023 and beyond.” Krack insisted.