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MAKING HIS MARK: Belgian rookie Stoffel Vandoorne made the most of his one-shot chance during his F1 debut at the 2016 Bahrain GP for McLaren-Honda. Image: AFP / Mohammed Al-Shaikh

Gil de Ferran has returned to Formula 1.

Over a decade ago, the two-time Indycar champion and former Indy 500 winner was the sporting boss at BAR-Honda, but the role was short-lived.

'Gil is experienced'

Now, he has been signed up by McLaren as an informal consultant.

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"Gil has so much experience in both Indycar and F1. Yes, he's new to the team but it's always positive when someone new joins us.

I started working with him in Barcelona, so Monaco will be his second weekend. Let's see how we develop the cooperation."  team driver Stoffel Vandoorne said of the 50-year-old Brazilian.

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