McLaren racing Director Eric boullier admitted that in early 2017 Stoffel Vandorn could not show all his power, because his partner was titled Fernando Alonso.
But after the summer break the results of the Belgian has improved significantly and now he’s even ahead of Alonso in the standings: the Stoffel 13 points, while Fernando scored only ten points for the team from Woking.
When the reporter AUTOSPORT.com asked Erica, thanks Stoffel managed to reverse the situation during the season, the Frenchman said: “Thanks to the hard work, trust, confidence in their own abilities and talent.
At first, he was exposed to the double world champion, Fernando Alonso.
Any young driver who came to F1 in the last five years, have experienced the same thing that is now experiencing Stoffel – adaptation to F1.
If you’ll debut in a small team, then you don’t so focus. But if you play for McLaren alongside Alonso, it is much more difficult.
Since June, the approach of Stoffel and our approach of working with him has changed. We worked to understand F1 and the understanding of the functioning of the tire. Now he has gained the confidence I needed to squeeze the maximum out of the car”.
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