Stoffel Vandoorne who’s been ousted from McLaren feels that F1 drivers are judged too fast. He stated that people tend to judge the drivers too quickly from one race to another. In the 2019 season, Stoffel Vandoorne will be replaced at McLaren by rookie Lando Norris.
In the opportunities that were at his disposal, Stoffel Vandoorne has struggled big time and he has failed to match up with the stature of his teammate Fernando Alonso.
Fernando Alonso too had announced his retirement recently and McLaren will now take the race track in 2019 with two new drivers. After having a glorious and grand career at the junior level, Stoffel Vandoorne has failed to replicate the same glory in F1 and hence McLaren has decided to do away with him.
Speaking on the sidelines of the Italian Grand Prix, Vandoorne said that he knows his talent well and does not doubt his capabilities. He further added that people start to consider drivers as being the worst just after one bad race.
He expressed his frustration at being judged too fast and at the same time he also backed himself and his talent. The Belgian is expected to join Toro Rosso, Red Bull’s junior team in the 2019 F1 season amid a bleak future.
Stoffel on a new mission
With a new start to his career in 2019, Stoffel Vandoorne would want to prove his mettle yet again and this opportunity might be his last.
The 26-year-old driver joined McLaren in January 2014 as the third driver. In 2016 he was announced as the replacement of Fernando Alonso for the Bahrain GP after the latter had met with a severe accident and was ruled out.