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Posted on Monday, January 16, 2017

Sauber signs Wehrlein for 2017

Pascal Wehrlein will complete Sauber’s driver line-up for the 2017 Formula One World Championship alongside Marcus Ericsson. The 22-year old German 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 and the youngest champion in 2015. “We are very pleased to confirm Pascal Wehrlein as our second race driver for the 2017 Formula One […]

Posted on Monday, July 11, 2016

Manor reflects on 'sobering' double DNF

Manor team boss Dave Ryan says the squad's display at the British Grand Prix was "sobering" as both Pascal Wehrlein and Rio Haryanto spun off in tricky conditions. Manor scored its first point since its rebranding in Austria as Wehrlein placed 10th but at Silverstone the youngster spun off at Abbey and beached his MRT05 in the gravel. Wehrlein was joined on the sidelines by team-mate Haryanto, who also erred at the corner later in the race, and was unable to continue. "A rather sobering […]

Posted on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

2016 Japanese GP - Thursday Press Conference

Drivers – Jolyon Palmer (Renault), Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso), Pascal Wehrlein (Manor), Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari), Fernando Alonso (McLaren), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) PRESS CONFERENCE Fernando, there’s been a lot of talk about your starts this year and the fact that in the last five GPs you’ve made up 29 places on the opening lap! Making up places is something you’ve consistently done – in circumstances you’ve had to do it of course – but can you explain a bit about your starts; is it experience, instinct […]

Posted on Sunday, July 3, 2016

Wehrlein delighted by maiden F1 point

Pascal Wehrlein labelled an "incredible" race as he scored his maiden Formula 1 point at the Austrian Grand Prix. Wehrlein started from 12th place on the grid but tumbled to the back of the pack when he made a pit stop shortly before the deployment of the Safety Car. Wehrlein was over 10 seconds behind the pack when the race resumed but fought his way forwards to collect the final point for 10th, finishing within touching distance of Williams' Valtteri Bottas. It is only the […]

Posted on Saturday, July 2, 2016

Wehrlein ecstatic with best Manor grid slot

Pascal Wehrlein praised his Manor squad and reckons Q3 could have been possible as he qualified a career-best 12th for the Austrian Grand Prix. Wehrlein inched into the top 10 in Q1, securing Manor's first slot in Q2 since Belgium 2014, and wound up in 12th position. "It’s an incredible feeling for me and the whole team," said Wehrlein. "I feel very proud of us today; it’s a measure of how hard we have all been working and a nice reward for that effort. "My […]

Posted on Friday, July 1, 2016

Ericsson, Manors reprimanded for practice incidents

Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson and both Manor drivers have been reprimanded following incidents in the first practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix. Ericsson was deemed to have crossed the white line while entering the pits though claimed he was affected by the turbulent air from Daniel Ricciardo’s Red Bull. A representative from Red Bull confirmed that this was likely but stewards concluded that Ericsson should have been aware of Ricciardo’s presence. Pascal Wehrlein was sanctioned after he did not stay above the minimum time during […]

Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Wehrlein rues floor damage, tyre wear

Pascal Wehrlein says damage to the floor of his Manor MRT05 affected his performance at the Canadian Grand Prix, as he finished the race in 17th place. Wehrlein picked up damage to the floor of his car on the grid but was still able to battle Renault's Jolyon Palmer and both Sauber drivers across the first stint of the race. Wehrlein, however, once again struggled with tyre wear during the closing stages and slipped behind Marcus Ericsson, eventually coming home in 17th spot. "I got […]

Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Manor drivers rue 'tough', 'difficult' Monaco

Manor drivers Pascal Wehrlein and Rio Haryanto were left to rue a "tough" Monaco Grand Prix as the pair came home as the last classified runners. Wehrlein originally placed 13th but was demoted behind Haas' Romain Grosjean after he received two 10-second time penalties. Wehrlein was deemed to have transgressed during the Virtual Safety Car period and then ignored blue flags, the sanctions demoting him to 14th spot. "It was quite tough to be honest," said Wehrlein of his first Monaco Grand Prix. "Early on […]

Posted on Sunday, May 29, 2016

Ericsson, Kvyat get Canada grid drops

Marcus Ericsson and Daniil Kvyat have both been given three-place grid penalties for the Canadian Grand Prix after instigating separate incidents in Monaco. Ericsson clashed with Sauber team-mate Felipe Nasr at Rascasse, while Kvyat collided with Kevin Magnussen at the same corner. Ericsson and Kvyat were also handed two penalty points for the incidents. Elsewhere, Valtteri Bottas was slapped with a 10 second time penalty and two penalty points for colliding with Esteban Gutierrez, dropping him to 12th place. Pascal Wehrlein also picked up four […]

Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wehrlein gets last-minute Mercedes test

Pascal Wehrlein will drive for Mercedes during today's second day of in-season testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Wehrlein ran for his regular race team, Manor, on the opening day of the test and was not set to run today. Mercedes was set to give track time to its young gun Esteban Ocon, who received a run out for Renault on Tuesday. Mercedes says the move was prompted by the need to use an experienced driver to test a few items left over from Tuesday's […]

Posted on Monday, May 2, 2016

Wehrlein: Sauber battle destroyed tyres

Manor driver Pascal Wehrlein admitted he was disappointed with his result at the Russian Grand Prix after a battle with rivals from Sauber accelerated tyre wear on the MRT05. Wehrlein scrapped with Felipe Nasr on several occasions but had to pit for a second time, dropping him to the back of the pack. Wehrlein's situation was exacerbated by a problem with the left rear tyre in the pits, costing the youngster 20 seconds, as he trailed home in 18th place. "A disappointing result," he said. […]

Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2016

Wehrlein: Manor starting to work effectively

Manor rookie Pascal Wehrlein says that the squad is now working well as a team, as it bids to move further up the Formula 1 grid. Manor finished significantly adrift of the pack in 2015 but gains made over the winter has enabled Wehrlein to fight among more established teams, finishing a high of 13th in Bahrain. "Fundamentally we have a good package and every race we’re making progress, but it’s still very early days," said Wehrlein. "There’s plenty we can do in every area […]