The most expect man going to F1
Mclaren Honda F1 Team announced 2017 drivers lineup.
2015 GP2 champion and Mclaren reserve Stoffel Vandoorne become full time Mclaren driver for 2017 season alongside Fernand Alonso.
On the other hands, 2009 champion Jenson Button step down to test and reserve driver.
Stoffel Vandoorne contests Japanese Super Formula this year.
Stoff scores 1 pole and 1 podium season so far with Honda power Docomo Team Dandelion Racing. And 9th of point standing.
・Who will gets Dandelion’s seat for 2017?
Vandoorne goes to F1, so Docomo Team Dandelion’s #41 seat is free for 2017 season.
Jenson Button will rest 2017 season for F1 driver, but Jenson does not deny to race another category. Former F1 Kamui Kobayashi said last year ”I invited Jenson to contest Super Formula.” If Jenson coming in Japan like a this years Stoff’s style (Mclaren reserve and SF drive), it will great things for Super Formula.
Dandelion was testing any foreigner(Stefano Coletti and Jazeman Jaafar) in 2015 off season testing, so It shows the interest in the drivers overseas. On the other hand, also actively appointment of young Japanese like a 2014 Tomoki Nojiri.
Will be interesting for 2017 silly season.