2015 GP2 champion and McLaren Honda F1 protage Stoffel Vandoorne seems to become McLaren F1 reserve driver if he can’t get F1 regular seat. In addition Motorsports.com report, Vandoorne will contests Super Formula 2016 combine with McLaren reserve driver.
To backing this rumor, Japanese media and journalist report Vandoorne will joins Super Formula rookie testing at later November.
Transrate of Vandoorne says ”I want anyway race. I heard Super Formula is good series. So I want to see the feel in the rookie test.”
Super Formula is good option for Vandoorne. Because Dallara SF14 is faster than F1cars in cornering area. And It is possible to fight with great experienced driver, example Andre Lotterer, Kazuki Nakajima, Kamui Kobayashi and so on. In addition, number of race is not a lot. So It is easy to have participated, while the reserve driver.