F1 2016: Pascal Wehrlein to debut in F1 with Manor

The previous reserve driver for Mercedes in 2015, Pascal Wehrlein, has been confirmed as one of the drivers for Manor F1 team. Pascal was also the DTM German Touring Car champion last year.

Manor confirms  Pascal Wehrlein for 2016 season

Manor confirms Pascal Wehrlein for 2016 season

Manor boss, Stephen Fitzpatrick said that Pascal is a sharp driver and has a very promising future. He added that the 21-year old is a driver with the talent and hunger to match their ambitions. Stephen understands well that this is a small team which he is leading however insisted that they were highly focused.

Wehrlein, who would be debuting in Formula One this season with a full season driving contract was elated with the chance to compete in the big league. He said, “Manor Racing is a great place for me to start my F1 racing career. I am very pleased to be here”. He added that, “It will be a tough but we should be able to challenge for points along the way. It is going to be goof fun”. Pascal also is very grateful to Toto Wolff, Mercedes F1 boss who has helped his move as a part of Manor’s new engine partnership with Mercedes.

Manor has confirmed the spot of one of the drivers while the other is yet to be announced. The team, as such, has been struggling quite badly since its entry into the sport in 2010 as Virgin Racing. They have undergone major restructuring changing to Marussia then finally Manor, in an order to improve performance and efficiency.

The founders John Booth and president Graeme Lowdown have exited the team last season after selling the entire stake to Fitzpatrick. In other words, Fitzparick bought the team with close to $35 million of his own money and made it an effort to stop the team from going into administration.

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