McLaren Honda driver and RaceDepartment member Stoffel Vandoorne is the next one up in our mid season 'rate the grid' community feature. Expectations were high for Vandoorne ahead of 2017, with a glittering career in the junior formula behind the driver and an incredibly impressive one off debut last year in place of Fernando Alonso, Vandoorne is seen by many as future champion material. Up against arguably the best driver in the sport, and strapped into a reluctant McLaren car, Vandoorne hasn't had an easy time of it in his debut season of Formula One. Despite the many challenges that face the Belgian driver, 2017 has slowly started to come together for Vandoorne, with signs of increasing pace against his double World Champion team mate and a point last time out in Hungary, both driver and team will be hopeful of better things to come in the second half of the year. Now that the 2017 points scoring first is off his back, Vandoorne will be keen to remind people of his obvious potential and ensure his stock remains high heading into the new year.. Vote now to tell us how you rate the first half of 2017 for Stoffel Vandoorne, and leave a comment below! For more from the world of Formula One, check out the Formula One sub forum here at RaceDepartment and get involved with our awesome community..