12:58 – McLaren Executive Director Zak Brown says he has been impressed by the manner in which Stoffel Vandoorne progressed through the course of his first full season in Formula 1.

Vandoorne struggled during the early events, suffering seven Q1 eliminations from the opening eight Grands Prix, but made gains as McLaren-Honda moved back towards the midfield.

Vandoorne picked up a point in Hungary and claimed successive seventh-placed finishes in Singapore and Malaysia, leaving Brown encouraged by the manner in which the Belgian bounced back.

“It was a very difficult start for him with our reliability issues,” Brown said when asked about Vandoorne’s season by GPUpdate.net.

Continue Reading on GPUpdate.net