In the round-up: Stoffel Vandoorne says he isn’t considering dovetailing his F1 duties with another series as team mate Fernando Alonso is doing.
What they’re saying
Vandoorne was asked whether he would like to race in another series alongside F1 like Alonso:
Specifically now, I’m not really looking into that. Obviously I talk a lot with Zak [Brown] because we’re all freaks about motorsport and everything that has four wheels on it. I think Bathurst is a very cool race, I had some friends racing there as well. We’ll see what the future holds.
It’s not something I’m specifically looking at. My focus remains 100% Formula One and for me the most important is to succeed in Formula One. This is my number one target. In the future we’ll see what opportunities arise and if it fits with our schedules, why not. But by main focus is Formula One now.
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