Stoffel Vandoorne has undoubtedly picked up some sound tips from former teammate Fernando Alonso ahead of his first 24 Hours of Le Mans, but the former McLaren Formula One driver will still have to undergo simulator testing to comply with Automobile Club de l’Ouest regulations! Following his introduction to endurance – and his new team SMP Racing – at the Total 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps earlier this month, Vandoorne will be tested on the AOTech simulator on 22 May. The session will cover the specific features of the 13.626-km circuit, the various types of weather and changing grip conditions he might face, driving in the dark, coping with traffic day and night, safety procedures and the marshals’ posts. In fact, everything a rookie needs to know about the rules and environment specific to this extraordinary race.
Stoffel Vandoorne will be available for media interviews from 11:30 to 12:15 at Tigery.
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