16 January

Pascal Wehrlein joins Sauber for 2017 season

The Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce that Pascal Wehrlein will complete the team’s driver line-up for the 2017 Formula One World Championship. The 22-year old German started in karting and has proved his potential in junior single seater racing, but above all with Mercedes-Benz in the DTM where he drove from 2013 until 2015, breaking record after record: He became the youngest debutant in 2013, the youngest race winner in 2014, followed by becoming the youngest champion in 2015. In 2017 Wehrlein will move on become a race driver with the Sauber F1 Team alongside Marcus Ericsson.

Sauber maintains its tradition of supporting young talented drivers and providing them with a competitive car.

Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal:
“We are very pleased to confirm Pascal Wehrlein as our second race driver for the 2017 Formula One World Championship. Pascal has shown his talent throughout his career – in single seater racing as well as in the DTM. Last year in his rookie Formula One season, he proved his potential by scoring one point in the Austrian GP in Spielberg. There is surely more to come from Pascal, and we want to give him the chance to further grow and learn at the pinnacle of motorsport. I am confident Marcus and Pascal will form a solid combination for 2017.”

Pascal Wehrlein:
“I am very delighted at being a part of the Sauber F1 Team for the upcoming Formula One Season. It is a new challenge in a new team, and I am really excited and looking forward to this new adventure. Our objective is to establish ourselves in the mid-field and to score points on a regular basis. That being said, I will do my best to support Sauber. Now I am looking forward to meeting everyone in the team and to tackling the preparations for the 2017 season. I want to say a big thank you to Sauber for trusting in me and giving me this great chance. And surely, a huge thanks also goes to Mercedes for the support.”

Pascal Wehrlein

Date/Place of birth 18th October 1994 / Sigmaringen (Germany)
Nationality German
Website www.pascal-wehrlein.de


2016 19th FIA Formula One Championship (Manor Racing MRT)
2015 DTM, winner
2014 DTM, 8th
2013 DTM, 22nd
2012 F3 Euro Serie, 2nd overall, best rookie
FIA Formula 3 European Championship, 4th

F3 Macau Grand Prix, 4th

2011 ADAC Formel Masters, winner
2010 ADAC Formel Masters, 6th
2004 – 2009 Karting,
2009 DMV Karting Championship, winner

2009 ADAC Kart Masters, 5th

2009 Winner of ADAC Formel Masters Young Talent

2007 DMV karter of the year

2006 DMV karter of the year

posted at 13:19:58 on 01/16/17 by webmaster - Category: General