Pascal Wehrlein: "I feel ready and well-prepared"

Published on 19 Mar 2017 12:46

Pascal Wehrlein is ready for the season opener next weekend in Melbourne as Sauber enter a milestone 25th year in the sport. Wehrlein enters his second year in Formula 1 after making his debut with Manor last season.

After Manor fell into administration, they failed to secure an investor and were forced to depart from the grid. Wehrlein therefore found refuge in Sauber for the 2017 season. 

"The Australian Grand Prix will be very special for me and also for the Sauber F1 Team,” he said. “It is the beginning of my new role as a Formula One race driver in the Swiss team, and I am sure when those five lights go out it will be a unique moment on the race day."

Despite missing out on a full week of testing, he feels ready to go in Melbourne: "During the second week of pre-season testing I had productive days, where I was able to get quite familiar with the Sauber C36-Ferrari procedures.

"After intense physical preparations in the last few weeks I am excited about going to Melbourne, and I feel ready and well-prepared for the challenging season opener. It looks promising at the moment for me, but we never know until we get to Melbourne. I have full trust in our teamwork."


Fergal Walsh

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GB f1fan0101 19 Mar 2017 16:180
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Wehrlein will be very interesting to watch this year vs Ericsson who's been at the team for quite a while now

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