HWA have confirmed that McLaren F1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne will be joining the team for the fifth season of Formula E.
The news came ahead of the official Formula E pre-season testing. Vandoorne will complete the opening day of running at Circuit Ricardo Tormo. He will then travel to Austin to compete in the US Grand Prix.
Vandoorne will partner 2018 DTM Drivers’ champion Gary Paffett. The switch will give him another chance to prove himself after 2 poor seasons in Formula 1 with McLaren.
Vandoorne said “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.”
Super excited to join HWA in Formula E and start this new challenge together! And it’s straight to business! Testing starts tomorrow here in Valencia! pic.twitter.com/NE3U7Hzmm5
— Stoffel Vandoorne (@svandoorne) October 15, 2018