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Separation from Mercedes: Wehrlein has to fix it alone

Separation from Mercedes
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N after his DTM title in 2015, Pascal Wehrlein seemed to be the ambitious one To be the star of German motorsport. For the youngest DTM champion of all time, making the leap into Formula 1 was purely a matter of form, but in the premier class development suddenly stalled.

In uncompetitive cars from Manor (2016) and Sauber (2017) drove the young Worndorfer away from the cameras mostly far behind. There was rarely a chance to show talent. And so, despite some respectable successes, Wehrlein had to take the step back into the DTM before the 2018 season.


Wehrlein alone looking for a cockpit

Mercedes sports director Toto Wolff regrets that it was not possible to offer the protégé a long-term perspective: “Unfortunately, we were unable to offer Pascal a competitive cockpit for the next year. Therefore, in his best interests, we decided together with Pascal not to extend our collaboration. That should give him the best possible chance to find an opportunity elsewhere that suits his talent. ”

The separation at this late point in the year doesn't make the search for a new job easy for Wehrlein either. Many cockpits are no longer free. When asked, both Toro Rosso and HaasF1, where there are still places available for 2019, said that Wehrlein was not an issue at least for the moment


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