Aston Martin rent Mercedes driver as reserve for 2023 season

Aston Martin have employed former Mercedes reserve and System-E driver Stoffel Vandoorne because the reserve driver for the 2023 season.

In a press launch on their web site, Aston Martin introduced that the previous GP2 and reigning System-E champion will likely be becoming a member of the workforce. The discharge stated:

“Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant System One Crew (AMF1) is delighted to announce that Stoffel Vandoorne will be a part of the outfit’s driving roster for the 2023 season. He’ll be a part of Brazil’s Felipe Drugovich as a take a look at and reserve driver – the pair dovetailing their duties throughout subsequent 12 months’s 24-race calendar. On this position, Stoffel will undertake an intensive simulation and improvement program on the workforce’s Silverstone manufacturing facility.”

Stoffel Vandoorne is worked up to hitch Aston Martin, a workforce that has been on the rise in the previous few years. The Belgian will be a part of Fernando Alonso, his former teammate from his F1 days and Lance Stroll. Vandoorne stated:

“It’s extremely thrilling to be stepping right into a reserve driver position in System One – and I am delighted to be doing it with Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant System One Crew. I’ve watched with nice curiosity how the workforce has developed and expanded operationally, and I understand how extremely decided it’s to make progress in each space.”

Stoffel Vandoorne joins Aston Martin as a take a look at and reserve driver for 2023 #F1

He added:

“Becoming a member of Fernando, who I already know from my System One racing profession, and Lance, to assist them develop and enhance subsequent 12 months’s automobile will likely be a terrific job, and I am actually trying ahead to the problem – and reward – of working along with the entire organisation at Silverstone.”

Aston Martin (49) are seventh within the constructor standings, following the Mexican GP on Sunday.

Aston Martin boss Mike Krack offers his tackle Vandoorne’s signing

Mike Krack focussed on the truth that Vandoorne’s expertise might come useful for the workforce.

Aston Martin are changing Nico Hulkenberg, the present reserve driver. Whereas they signed Felipe Drugovich, the reigning F2 champion, earlier within the season, Stoffell ought to present some a lot wanted expertise. Krack stated:

“Stoffel has all of the capabilities we want for this new and expanded position throughout the workforce: he’s quick, analytical, hard-working and a incredible workforce participant, and can match completely into our rising organisation, working alongside our different take a look at driver, Felipe Drugovich. The entire workforce is vastly motivated for subsequent 12 months, and the appointment of Stoffel, alongside Fernando, Lance and Felipe, offers further depth to our incredible driver line-up.”

Vandoorne has historical past of racing in F1 for a number of seasons and beat the newest Crimson Bull signing Nyck De Vries in System-E this season.

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