Pascal Wehrlein accepts Ferrari role - reports

2019-01-08 16:21
Pascal Wehrlein (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Sauber driver, Pascal Wehrlein has reportedly agreed a deal to become one of Ferrari's new development drivers for the 2019 campaign.

Wehrlein spent two seasons in Formula 1, beginning his rookie campaign with Manor in 2016 before heading to Sauber for the 2017 season.

But, with Sauber opting for Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc in 2018, Wehrlein found himself on the sidelines and was eventually released from his Mercedes contract at the end of the year.

Ferrari, meanwhile, are in need of new development drivers after losing both Daniil Kvyat and Antonio Giovinazzi to full-time driving roles, and have snapped up Wehrlein after he essentially became a free agent.

Wehrlein will combine the Ferrari role with his Formula E drive at Mahindra, where he will be making his debut at the upcoming grand prix in Marrakesh.

It is believed the 24-year-old visited Ferrari's HQ at Maranello on Monday, while the Scuderia remain keen on adding a second development driver into the mix.

Ferrari are yet to provide official confirmation on Wehrlein's arrival.

Read more on:    ferrari  |  pascal wehrlein  |  f1


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Hypothetically, given the same cars to drive, who is the most talented current Formula One driver in your opinion?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.