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Vandoorne explains ‘hurt' over missing out on Mercedes drive

Stoffel Vandoorne Stoffel Vandoorne has admitted it 'hurts' not to have replaced Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes for this weekend’s Formula 1 Sakhir Grand Prix. Vandoorne is Mercedes’ reserve driver and was the obvious candidate to replace Hamilton, who was ruled out following a positive coronavirus test. The Belgian flew out to Bahrain from a Formula E test in Valencia ahead of this weekend’s race, but it was later confirmed that Williams agreed a deal with Mercedes to release George Russell. Russell is a member of Mercedes’ young driver programme, with Mercedes enticed by his experience of the current-spec cars and tyres. Vandoorne, who last started an F1 race in 2018, will remain on...
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