Stoffel Vandoorne will miss July's Hungarian Grand Prix
McLaren team-mate Fernando Alonso this week revealed he will not take part in the Monaco Grand Prix so he can attempt to win the Indy 500.
F1 veteran Jenson Button is expected to come out of retirement to replace the Spaniard in Monaco at the end of May.
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But the Brit might briefly have though he would get another chance to race in the McLaren-Honda when Vandoorne threatened to walk away from his F1 seat to drive at Spa-Francorchamps.
“I’ve decided to do the Spa 24 hours instead of Hungary this year,” Vandoorne said jokingly when asked if he would like to drive in a different event in light of Alonso’s revelation.
The famous track also plays host to the Belgian Grand Prix and the 2016 24 Hours of Spa was won the Rowe Racing team of Philipp Eng, Maxime Martin and Alexander Sims in the BMW M6 GT3.
The 25-year-old F1 rookie broke his "news" in a press conference ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix alongside Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez, who were also asked whether they would consider racing in another series.
Fernando Alonso will miss the Monaco Grand Prix in 2017 to race at Indy 500
But Hamilton indicated that he was very much against missing any races to compete elsewhere.
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"I'd like to give MotoGP a go though," Hamilton said.
Lewis Hamilton said he would not miss any races in the F1 season if he raced elsewhere
"I'd like to ride a MotoGP bike.
"Any other races? Probably a Nascar race like Daytona 500."