Stoffel Vandoorne says the odds were stacked against him at McLaren as he went toe to toe with Fernando Alonso across two years in Formula 1.
Vandoorne entered F1 with a lofty reputation after a glittering junior career, however he found world champion team-mate Alonso tricky to overcome.
The Belgian departed F1 after a 2018 season in which Alonso outqualified him in all 21 races. Vandoorne has landed on his feet, securing a Formula E drive with Mercedes and taking podium finishes in each of the first two races of the season in Saudi Arabia.
Reflecting on his short, and sour, F1 career, Vandoorne does not believe he was racing on a level playing field with the Spaniard.
"I never had any problems with him, but he always got what he wanted," Vandoorne told Sport/Voetbalmagazine.
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