Stoffel Vandoorne thought he was going to retire from the German Grand Prix when he was struck by a power unit problem.
McLaren Formula 1 drivers Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne are not convinced the sport should extend its points system beyond the top 10.
Stoffel Vandoorne says that McLaren still does not fully understand what the electrical problems are that continue to hamper their pre-season testing programme.
Stoffel Vandoorne played down his points-scoring debut in Formula One, saying the result was “more or less what I expected”.
Stoffel Vandoorne says he believes the Japanese Super Formula series is his best possible option for this season as he eyes an F1 race seat for 2017.
McLaren development driver and GP2 champion Stoffel Vandoorne will compete in the Japanese Super Formula championship this year, Honda has confirmed.
Stoffel Vandoorne has won the GP2 title in Russia with four races still to run.
McLaren have appointed Young Driver Programme member Stoffel Vandoorne as their F1 reserve driver for the 2014 season.
McLaren managing director Jonathan Neale says both its junior drivers Kevin Magnussen and Stoffel Vandoorne deserve a chance to race in Formula One.