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Stoffel Vandoorne

Vandoorne to make F1 track return at Pirelli test

The Belgian is fulfilling duties as Aston Martin reserve driver.

Stoffel Vandoorne
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Stoffel Vandoorne will make a return to F1 machinery with Aston Martin at the upcoming Pirelli tyre test in Belgium.

The Italian tyre manufacturer's test takes place after the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps, with the two-day programme on August 1-2 following up on the test at Silverstone post-British Grand Prix.

Belgian Vandoorne, who drove two full seasons for McLaren in 2017 and 2018 before switching to Formula E - where he became World Champion with Mercedes - joined Aston Martin at the start of the current campaign as the Silverstone-based outfit's reserve and simulator driver.

He last drove an F1 car for Mercedes during the 2020 Young Drivers' Test, following the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Pirelli has been undergoing tests with a view to next year, with a vote on a prospective tyre blanket ban drawing nearer.

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