Vandoorne joins McLaren young driver programme 19 Feb 2013
Stoffel Vandoorne, the reigning Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Champion, has become an official member of McLarens Young Driver Programme, the team has confirmed.
The 20-year-old Belgian, who is graduating to the Formula Renault 3.5 championship in 2013, said: "I'm absolutely delighted to have been selected to be part of the McLaren Young Driver Programme.
"McLaren is one of the greatest names in global motorsport, and to be a part of the McLaren Young Driver Programme is an honour and a privilege which I fully intend to do my very best to maximise in terms of both learning and results for years to come.
"I'd therefore like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to (team principal) Martin Whitmarsh, and all at McLaren, for having shown faith in me in this way."
Martin Whitmarsh added: "We're delighted to announce that Stoffel is now part of the McLaren Young Driver Programme.
"He's an able and ambitious young driver, and we have high hopes for him."
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