Date published: October 15 2018
Stoffel Vandoorne’s racing future is secure with confirmation that he will race for HWA Racelab in the Formula E championship.
Vandoorne has been in the hunt for a new team, and a new series, after McLaren announced Lando Norris as his replacement for the 2019 F1 season.
Last week reports surfaced suggesting that it was only a matter of time before the Belgian racer signed with HWA.
The Mercedes EQ entry confirmed the news on Monday.
“I am honored that HWA have signed me for their Formula E program,” commented Vandoorne.
“HWA are such a great team with a long and successful history in motorsport. All the people I’ve met so far are really passionate about racing.
“Also, it’s great to work alongside such an experienced driver as Gary Paffett. I am pretty sure that we will benefit from each other during the season.
“Although we are all newbies to the series, I have no doubt that we will have a steep learning curve.
“However, it won’t be easy. My objective is therefore to become competitive in the series as soon as possible and to make a good impression.”
Vandoorne will have his first taste of Formula E later this week when he spends two days testing with HWA.