STOFFEL VANDOORNE: PUZZLING STRUGGLES

McLaren’s woes with Honda continue to roll-on, as the paddock now waits for confirmation that the partnership is finished ahead of a power unit switch for the 2018 season.

Fernando Alonso scored the team’s first points for the year in Azerbaijan, but the result flattered, with the MCL32 around 15 kilometres per hour slower in the speed trap than its rivals - its Honda power unit a liability on Baku’s 2.2 kilometre pit straight.

But what isn’t flattering is the performance of Vandoorne, who joined the sport this year - as the most exciting rookie talent since Max Verstappen in 2015. Watch the video and tell us what you think in the comments below…