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WHAT'S MY STORY
I started my motor racing career at the age of six.
After winning races in the Belgian National Outdoor Karting Championships, my big breakthrough came in 2008, when I raced for Belgian VDK Racing Team in the Belgian and French KF2 Championships. That year I was crowned Belgian KF2 Champion.
2009 saw the start of my international racing career. In the KF2 category I competed in the WSK, the European Championship and the World Cup, with some standout performances in the World Cup earning me the title of vice-champion. Also that year I won the prestigious RACB National Team Steering Wheel.
The following 2010 season I moved up to single-seater racing, joining the F4 Eurocup 1.6 Series. I won the series in my first season with two races to go, achieving six wins.
During the 2011 season I competed in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup with KTR, finishing fifth overall.
Hugely impressed by these results, Josef Kaufmann Racing swooped to sign me to drive in the same championships in 2012, with my becoming Eurocup champion after securing four wins and six podiums and tasted success five times in the NEC.
In 2013 I became the Formula Renault 3.5 series Vice-Champion, racing for Fortec Motorsport. I also joined the McLaren Young Driver Programme.
In 2015 I continued with ART Grand Prix in the GP2 Series: I won the Championship with impressive records: 7 Victories, 16 Podiums, 4 Pole Positions and 341.5 points. I’m also confirmed as McLaren Honda Test and Development driver.
In 2016 I’m confirmed as the McLaren Honda as official reserve driver. Beside my F1 role, I was racing in the Super Formula in Japan as official Honda driver with the DoCoMo Team Dandelion Racing: 2 Victories, 1 Pole position and 3 Podiums my results.
On 31 March 2016, it was announced I would be replacing regular McLaren Honda driver Fernando Alonso at the Bahrain Grand Prix after the Spaniard was ruled unfit to drive following a major accident in the previous round. After qualifying 12th ahead of Jenson Button, I finished 10th and became the first reserve driver to score points on debut since Sebastian Vettel at the 2007 United States Grand Prix.
In 2017 Stoffel raced full-time at McLaren Honda as official race driver opposite no less than Fernando Alonso, revered by many of his peers as the most complete racer on the grid. Stoffel scored 13 points and made a steady progression during the season showing all his talent and speed in Singapore and Malaysia with two impressive 7th places.
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EMboost is an event marketing and hospitality agency and Stoffel Vandoorne’s Travel and Event Partner. EMboost is an experienced partner for packages to sports and cultutal events and works together with many international athletes, football clubs and event locations. EMboost is appointed as Exclusive Sales Agent of MATCH Hospitality in the Netherlands for the sale of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Official Hospitality Programme.
ENERGY@home – founded by David Veranneman – is based in Zulte, Belgium. Since 2009, ENERGY@home installed hundreds of active plants that produce green energy for both companies and individuals. More specifically, ENERGY@home supply solar panels for residential homes and offices as well as energy stations for the recharge of cars and scooters in Belgium.
Sparco, one of the McLaren Formula 1 team’s longest-standing partners, is a leading Italian racewear provider, including racing suits, racing gloves and boots. Sparco develops racewear products fit for the latest demands of the sport, providing technology, quality and experience developed in Italy.
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Consisting of 11 teams and 22 drivers, Formula E delivers world-class racing to 12 cities over five continents, throughout the seven-month Championship season. Bringing racing rivalries to city streets, set against some of the most iconic skylines in the world – such as New York, Hong Kong, Paris and Rome – Formula E is racing, reinvented. But it’s more than just a racing series. Formula E serves as a competitive platform for global car manufacturers and mobility providers to test and develop road-relevant technologies. With 14 inspiring partners and nine manufacturers involved, the series acts as a catalyst, helping to refine the design of electric vehicles and improve the driving experience for everyday road car users all over the world.
HWA – the most successful team in the history of the DTM – makes its debut in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The team will race in the fully-electric series under the new name HWA RACELAB. In order to master the challenge of Formula E, the engineering company from Affalterbach has assembled a powerful team of motorsport experts and put in place a completely new technical infrastructure. The team’s main hub is the new headquarters in Affalterbach: the outfit operates from a new 630 m² workshop, designed specifically for the Formula E project, located on the HWA AG premises. It is here that the race cars are assembled and certain components manufactured. The new facility is also the location for testing and race preparations using simulators. The car run by HWA RACELAB in Formula E will be the new Generation 2 car, the VFE-05, supplied by manufacturer and partner Venturi Automobiles. The futuristic design of the car, with its black carbon look and ‘Technical Blue’ accents, is based on the new HWA RACELAB image.