Belgian Driver Stoffel Vandoorne Gets Full-Time WEC Drive with Peugeot
The talented Belgian driver, Stoffel Vandoorne, has been given an exciting opportunity to join Peugeot as a full-time driver for the 2024 season. This comes after his impressive performance as a reserve driver and his remarkable stint at the recent race in Fuji.
Stepping up from the Shadows
Vandoorne initially joined Peugeot as a reserve driver for the 2023 season. He was also involved in a Formula E program with DS Penske, another team affiliated with Stellantis. However, when Nico Muller suffered a collarbone injury, Vandoorne was called upon to substitute for him in the race at Fuji.
A Solid Performance in Japan
Despite the challenges of stepping into a race midway, Vandoorne showcased his skills and determination by finishing seventh in Japan. He piloted the #94 Peugeot alongside his teammates, Loic Duval and Gustavo Menezes. The impressive result further solidified his position within the team and caught the attention of Peugeot’s management.
A Dream Come True
With his success, Vandoorne’s dream of becoming a full-time driver in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) has become a reality. Peugeot recognized his potential and talent, offering him the opportunity to compete for an entire season in the prestigious championship.
A Bright Future Ahead
As a former Formula 1 racer, Vandoorne brings valuable experience and expertise to the Peugeot team. His signing as a full-time driver further strengthens the team’s lineup and increases their chances of success in the upcoming season.
Stoffel Vandoorne’s journey from reserve driver to full-time WEC driver with Peugeot is nothing short of remarkable. His exceptional performance in Fuji, coupled with his previous accomplishments, has earned him a well-deserved spot in the team. Racing fans can look forward to witnessing Vandoorne’s skills and determination as he competes in the World Endurance Championship.