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Pascal Wehrlein joins Sauber team for 2017 season // Wehrlein finds a set alongside Ericsson

Published by Christine Blachford

Pascal Wehrlein joins Sauber team for 2017 season
Credit: Manor Racing
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Sauber have completed their driver line up for the coming Formula One season, by hiring Pascal Wehrlein, fresh from the ailing Manor team. Wehrlein has been in the frame for a couple of larger profile drives, but was potentially considered not experienced enough for Mercedes, and not quite the right fit for Force India.

He has managed to claim a spot on the 2017 grid, however, and says: “It’s a new challenge in a new team, I’m really excited and looking forward to this new adventure. Our objective is to establish ourselves in the midfield and to score points on a regular basis.”

Team boss Monisha Kaltenborn added: “Pascal has shown his talent throughout his career, in single seater racing as well as in DTM… 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.”