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
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
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.