Our fellow countryman Stoffel Vandoorne will not only be the reserve driver for the Mercedes this year, but also for the McLaren F1 team.
Vandoorne, together with the Dutchman Nyck de Vries, forms the driver duo of Mercedes in Formula E. Both men were also confirmed by Mercedes as official reserve drivers of the F1 team. In recent days there have been rumors that they may get Nico Hulkenberg as a colleague in that role.
But there is more, Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries will also be the official reserve drivers for the McLaren F1 team this year. McLaren has been driving Mercedes engines since this year and Vandoorne was also the official reserve driver at McLaren last year.