McLaren reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne has marked his first appearance in the Super Formula Championship with an impressive run to the podium.

Driving for the Honda-engined Docomo Dandelion team, Vandoorne started from fourth position but would gain a place to finish behind only experienced Japanese racers Naoki Yamamoto and Yuji Kunimoto, 13secs off the lead.

Vandoorne is racing full-time in the series this year alongside his commitments with McLaren, the Belgian having made his F1 debut last month in Bahrain and managing to score a point with a tenth place finish.

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