• Stoffel Vandoorne

Career

Stoffel Vandoorne is Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team Race Driver and Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Reserve Driver. Born in Kortrijk, Belgium, he is regarded one of the biggest Belgian racing talents.

After an impressive debut in single seaters in 2010, where he claimed the championship title in the F4 Eurocup 1.6, Stoffel quickly moved up the ranks. On his way up to the highest regions of motorsport, he claimed two more championships, finishing on top in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup in 2012, and the GP2 Series in 2015.

The Belgian got picked up by McLaren in 2013, becoming part of their Young Driver Programme, before entering two full seasons for McLaren in Formula One. 

Following his departure from Formula One after the 2018 season, Stoffel entered the Formula E championship with HWA RACELAB.

After his rookie year in Formula E with HWA RACELAB, Stoffel embarks on his second season in the electric racing series with Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team. At the same time, he can look back on experience gained in 41 Formula One Grands Prix. “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining Mercedes,” says Stoffel. “I’ve already gained experience of the series racing for HWA last year. I am very pleased to have now become an official member of the Mercedes family.”

In addition to his role as Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team race driver, Stoffel will support the F1 team as Reserve Driver in 2020. He will play an important role in supporting the team’s 2020 challenge with his duties in the factory and at track. 

Profile

Nationality: Belgian
Date of Birth: 26 March 1992
Place of Birth: Kortrijk, Belgium
2019/2020 Formula E: Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team Driver
  Formula One: Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Reserve Driver
2018/2019 Formula E: (HWA RACELAB) P16, 24h Le Mans (LMP1): P3
2018 Formula One: (McLaren) P16
2017 Formula One: (McLaren) P16
2016 Formula One: (McLaren) Test Driver + 1 Race
2015 GP2 Series: Champion, Formula One: (McLaren) Test Driver
2014 GP2 Series: P2, Formula One: (McLaren) Test Driver
2013 Formula Renault 3.5 Series: P2, McLaren Young Driver Programme
2012 Formula Renault 2.0: Eurocup: Champion
  Formula Renault 2.0: Northern European Cup: P9
2011 Formula Renault 2.0: Eurocup: P5
  Formula Renault 2.0: Northern European Cup: P3
2010 F4 Eurocup 1.6: Champion
1998 - 2009 Karting