Former Formula 1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne is enjoying his time away from Formula 1 and is not missing the political side of the sport.
After only one season in the sport, Vandoorne found himself without a drive. When asked if competing against Formula 1 legend Fernando Alonso at McLaren was bad for his career Vandoorne said to Motorsport.com:
“It is hard to tell. I can't change what happened and I also have no regrets of whatever happened of my time at McLaren.
“It definitely was not the best moment in my career after everything was running kind of smooth before, but I think it made me stronger.
“There were a lot of things that I didn't have in control myself as well, but it was character building and now I moved on.
“I'm in a completely different environment, which personally I've been enjoying a lot.
“F1 is so unpredictable,” he said. “When you look at the driver's market what happened last year is was so unpredictable, no one really thought that this was going to happen.
“Some people are there that we thought weren't gonna be there, some people are not there that we thought that were gonna be there."
Vandoorne seems happy to try and cement a seat in Formula E and admits that he has no real desire to race in Formula 1 again.
“I'm not desperately dying to get back to F1,” he said.