WTCC leader Monteiro’s top tips for F1’s Vandoorne
McLaren Formula One racer Stofel Vandoorne sampled Honda power of a different kind when he linked up with the make’s FIA World Touring Car Championship stars Norbert Michelisz and Tiago Monteiro at the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona yesterday (Tuesday).
The trio were attending a promotional event to highlight Honda’s long-term partnership with Castrol. As well as taking guests around the track in a Honda Civic Type R road car, Vandoorne got behind the wheel of a Honda touring car with Monteiro – who entered 37 F1 grands prix – on hand to offer advice.
With eight races remaining, Monteiro tops the WTCC standings by 12 points ahead of the championship’s first visit to the all-new Ningbo International Speedpark in China from 13-15 October. Vandoorne’s next event is the Singapore Grand Prix from 15-17 September.
From F1 to the WTCC
The following drivers raced in the WTCC following stints in F1: