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  1. Tuesday 28 March 2017

  2. 09:45

    Webber: Alonso might not do whole season

    Ex-Formula 1 driver Mark Webber has suggested that Fernando Alonso might not see out the 2017 season with McLaren-Honda, as he is "frustrated like hell" with…

  3. Monday 27 March 2017

  4. 12:02

    Vandoorne: McLaren race finish a milestone

    Stoffel Vandoorne says that reaching the finish of the Australian Grand Prix represented a milestone for McLaren-Honda, admitting that the team expected both…

  5. Sunday 26 March 2017

  6. 02:32

    Alonso: McLaren 'better than expected'

    Fernando Alonso says that McLaren-Honda's Australian Grand Prix weekend has gone "better than we'd expected" after pre-season testing. McLaren and Honda…

  7. Friday 24 March 2017

  8. Thursday 9 March 2017

  9. 12:37

    McLaren-Honda confirms electrical issue

    Honda has confirmed that an electrical issue twice caused Stoffel Vandoorne's McLaren MCL32 to stop out on track during the final hour of Thursday morning's…

  10. Wednesday 8 March 2017

  11. 08:19

    Vandoorne: 'Large chunk' still completed

    Stoffel Vandoorne says McLaren was still able to complete a "large chunk" of its test programme on Tuesday, despite another problem with Honda's power…

  12. Tuesday 7 March 2017

  13. 12:44

    Honda forced to change power unit again

    Honda has been forced to undertake another power unit change after an electrical issue was detected with Stoffel Vandoorne's McLaren on the opening morning of…

  14. Friday 3 March 2017

  15. Thursday 2 March 2017

  16. 08:32

    Honda 'feeling sorry' for McLaren drivers

    Honda chief Yusuke Hasegawa has apologised to McLaren pair Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne over the lack of mileage during testing so far, relative to the…

  17. Tuesday 28 February 2017

  18. 18:27

    Vandoorne: McLaren needs smooth day

    Stoffel Vandoorne has admitted that McLaren-Honda "need a day with a lot of laps" after another troubled start to pre-season testing at the Circuit de…

  19. 13:11

    More testing trouble for McLaren-Honda

    McLaren-Honda faced further technical problems on the second day of pre-season testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with another power unit change…

  20. Saturday 25 February 2017

  21. Saturday 4 February 2017

  22. 09:32

    Overview: Main driver moves for 2017

    Several drivers and riders have swapped teams across leading motorsport categories in 2017. GPUpdate.net takes a look at some of the biggest moves that have…

  23. Thursday 2 February 2017

  24. 14:23

    Vandoorne curious over cornering speeds

    McLaren driver Stoffel Vandoorne says he is eager to discover the full potential of Formula 1's new generation of cars when pre-season testing gets under way…

  25. Friday 27 January 2017

  26. 11:24

    McLaren: Alonso 'the best in the world'

    Double Formula 1 World Champion Fernando Alonso is "the best driver in the world" of motorsport and remains fully committed to McLaren, according to Zak Brown…

  27. Tuesday 27 December 2016

  28. Monday 19 December 2016

  29. 08:01

    2016 review: McLaren-Honda make gains

    GPUpdate.net's end-of-season reviews continue with McLaren-Honda, which continued to make progress in 2016, as Fernando Alonso returned to his best, and Jenson…

  30. Friday 16 December 2016

  31. Monday 12 December 2016

  32. 16:32

    Vandoorne values Super Formula stint

    Stoffel Vandoorne says that competing in the Japan-based Super Formula helped him develop as a driver, ahead of his Formula 1 graduation with McLaren-Honda in…

  33. Sunday 30 October 2016

  34. 08:46

    Vandoorne caps Super Formula year with win

    McLaren protégé Stoffel Vandoorne capped his Super Formula campaign with victory in the second race of the Suzuka finale on Sunday. Vandoorne has raced in…

  35. Thursday 13 October 2016

  36. 14:47

    Honda hopes to benefit from Vandoorne

    Honda chief Yusuke Hasegawa is optimistic that Stoffel Vandoorne's experience with the manufacturer in Japan this year will be positive for the operation in…

  37. Saturday 1 October 2016

  38. 08:42

    Vandoorne: Positive to race next to Alonso

    Stoffel Vandoorne reckons it is "positive" that he will be racing alongside Fernando Alonso at McLaren next season, due to the Spaniard's standing within the…

  39. Saturday 24 September 2016

  40. 15:52

    Vandoorne: 2017 was 'last chance' for seat

    McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne says he knew he had to secure a full-time Formula 1 seat in 2017 if he was to ever graduate to the sport's top echelon. Vandoorne…

  41. Saturday 10 September 2016

  42. 08:36

    Vandoorne takes maiden Super Formula win

    McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne propelled himself into title contention in Super Formula as he cruised to his maiden victory in the category during the first race…

  43. Sunday 4 September 2016

  44. 10:04

    Alonso excited by Vandoorne partnership

    Fernando Alonso says that he is excited by the prospect of racing alongside Stoffel Vandoorne in 2017 and also hailed current McLaren team-mate Jenson…

  45. Saturday 3 September 2016

  46. Saturday 27 August 2016

  47. 10:37

    Wolff: I'll make sure Vandoorne gets seat

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has promised to find Stoffel Vandoorne a seat in Formula 1 for the 2017 season, if McLaren-Honda does not place him alongside Fernando…

  48. Friday 29 July 2016

  49. 12:20

    Vandoorne downplays Manor speculation

    McLaren reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne has played down talk that he could replace Rio Haryanto at Manor from the Belgian Grand Prix onwards as "just…

  50. Saturday 16 July 2016

  51. 09:59

    Vandoorne takes maiden Super Formula pole

    McLaren test and reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne has claimed his maiden Super Formula pole position after topping Saturday's qualifying session at the Fuji…

  52. Friday 15 July 2016

  53. 07:46

    Vandoorne able to note McLaren progress

    McLaren-Honda reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne says he was able to note gains with the MP4-31 compared to his previous outing in the car, during in-season…

  54. Tuesday 12 July 2016

  55. Saturday 2 July 2016

  56. 12:26

    Vandoorne gets Silverstone test day

    McLaren-Honda reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne has confirmed that he will get another day of running in the MP4-31 during the post-British Grand Prix…

  57. Thursday 16 June 2016

  58. 11:42

    Alonso trusts McLaren over team-mate

    Fernando Alonso says he would be "happy" with either Jenson Button or Stoffel Vandoorne as his team-mate at McLaren-Honda in 2017, as the outfit holds off…

  59. Thursday 19 May 2016

  60. 08:45

    Vandoorne: McLaren better 'in every area'

    McLaren reserve Stoffel Vandoorne says the Honda-powered MP4-31 has improved in "every area" from his outing at the Bahrain Grand Prix to this week's in-season…

  61. Tuesday 10 May 2016

  62. 14:42

    Vandoorne set for Barcelona test run

    McLaren reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne will receive extra running in the Honda-powered MP4-31 during the post-Spanish Grand Prix test in Barcelona next…

  63. Sunday 24 April 2016

  64. Thursday 21 April 2016

  65. 14:14

    Vandoorne set for Super Formula debut

    McLaren reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne is set for his debut in the Super Formula championship at Suzuka this weekend. Vandoorne swept to last year's GP2…

  66. Saturday 16 April 2016

  67. 04:44

    Boullier: Vandoorne has nothing to prove

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier says reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne has nothing left to prove and merely needs an opportunity to race full-time in…

  68. Monday 4 April 2016

  69. 16:06

    Winners and Losers: Bahrain Grand Prix

    Mercedes' Nico Rosberg collected his second victory of the year as his rivals encountered problems, while others shone beneath the lights. GPUpdate.net presents…

  70. Sunday 3 April 2016

  71. 19:11

    Vandoorne gets 'bonus' point on debut

    McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne expressed his delight at rounding off an impressive Grand Prix debut in Bahrain with a "bonus" point. Vandoorne, the team's…

  72. Saturday 2 April 2016

  73. Friday 1 April 2016

  74. 19:07

    Vandoorne thankful for Alonso guidance

    Formula 1 debutant Stoffel Vandoorne praised Fernando Alonso for his assistance as the Belgian prepares to take part in this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix for…

  75. Thursday 31 March 2016

  76. 14:52

    Vandoorne to use number 47 for debut

    Stoffel Vandoorne will use the number 47 for his Formula 1 debut at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Vandoorne, McLaren's reserve driver, has been called up to…

  77. 14:42

    Overview: Vandoorne's path to Formula 1

    Stoffel Vandoorne will make his Formula 1 debut in place of Fernando Alonso in Bahrain this weekend. GPUpdate.net provides an overview of the 24-year-old…

  78. Tuesday 15 March 2016

  79. 10:26

    McLaren: Vandoorne to be ready in 2017

    McLaren's Ron Dennis says he expects reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne "to be ready" for a Formula 1 graduation with the team in 2017, should a seat become…

  80. Sunday 28 February 2016

  81. Wednesday 24 February 2016

  82. 15:13

    Vandoorne targets Formula 1 seat in 2017

    McLaren reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne says he is determined to make the step up to Formula 1 in 2017, as he prepares to dovetail his duties in the sport with…

  83. Friday 12 February 2016

  84. 09:46

    Vandoorne seals Super Formula drive

    McLaren test and reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne has secured a seat in the Japan-based Super Formula series for 2016, the Belgian confirmed on Friday…

  85. Tuesday 26 January 2016

  86. 08:45

    Vettel, Kvyat and Vandoorne on day two

    Pirelli's wet-tyre test at Paul Ricard enters its second and final day on Tuesday, with Sebastian Vettel in action for Ferrari, Daniil Kvyat taking over at Red…

  87. Monday 25 January 2016

  88. 15:27

    Ricciardo tops first day of wet-tyre test

    Daniel Ricciardo posted the quickest time as Red Bull, Ferrari and McLaren racked up almost 300 laps on the opening day of Pirelli's dedicated wet-tyre test at…

  89. Monday 11 January 2016

  90. 16:31

    Vandoorne called up for Paul Ricard test

    McLaren-Honda has called on the services of reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne to complete mileage during Pirelli's wet tyre test at the Paul Ricard Circuit later…

  91. Monday 4 January 2016

  92. 14:37

    Palmer sure Vandoorne will reach Formula 1

    Jolyon Palmer says he fully expects fellow GP2 champion Stoffel Vandoorne to reach the Formula 1 grid in the future, as the latter prepares to spend 2016 as…

  93. Monday 21 December 2015

  94. 09:14

    2015 review: How did young drivers fare?

    Prior to the start of the 2015 season, GPUpdate.net selected 10 young drivers to watch out for in junior motor racing categories. In this special piece, we look…

  95. Tuesday 1 December 2015

  96. 18:53

    Vandoorne tops Abu Dhabi tyre test

    GP2 Champion Stoffel Vandoorne set the fastest time for McLaren-Honda during Pirelli's 12-hour post-race tyre test at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, to…

  97. Saturday 28 November 2015

  98. Wednesday 25 November 2015

  99. 11:39

    Vandoorne completes Super Formula test

    McLaren reserve driver and GP2 Champion Stoffel Vandoorne completed a test in a Super Formula car at Suzuka on Wednesday. Vandoorne was eighth fastest on a…

  100. Tuesday 28 March 2017

  101. 01:00

    Fernando Alonso takes on McLaren team-mates Jenson Button and Stoffel Vandoorne, and ex-Formula 1 racers Mika Häkkinen and David Coulthard in a go-kart race in…

  102. 01:00

    McLaren reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne discusses his hopes of stepping up to Formula 1 in 2017.