WEHRLEIN MAKES F1 RACE RETURN

In a post made on popular social media Twitter, Pascal Wehrlein revealed the extent of his back injury and is also thanking Sauber for their hard work in helping him return to fitness as soon as possible.

Earlier in January, the Sauber team driver had fractured three vertebrae in his back in a crash at the Race of Champions. He was forced to miss the opening two roundsof the Bahrain Grand Prix due to a lack of fitness. However, he did not fail to impress during the third round of the Prix on his Formula One race debut for the teamwhere he finished at 11th position. The 22-year old Wehrleinposted images on Twitter earlier in the week, Monday precisely. The images showed him in a neck brace during the early stages of his rehabilitation from the injury. Wehrlein, who is of German-Mauritian extraction, believes that the extra time he took away from F1 to focus on his training was quite vital to his early recovery. He also was surprised at his level of fitness on Sunday during the race in Bahrain. Speaking, Wehrlein said: (more…)

WEHRLEIN SET TO JOIN SAUBER AS MERCEDES PURSUES BOTTAS

In preparation for the upcoming Formula 1 2017 season, former Mercedes driver Pascal Wehrlein has made his entry at Sauber.

His departure from the Mercedes team has created an opening and the team has plans to fill that void. With the German leaving Mercedes, the door has been left open for fellow driver Valterri Bottas to swoop in and fill Nico Rosberg’s empty seat at the world champions. His entry at Sauber will be a welcome development as he is set to replace the outgoing driver Felipe Nasir and will be partnering with Marcus Ericsson at the new team which uses drive trains supplied by Ferrari. The departure of the 22-year old has given a huge pointer as to where the future of Bottas will lie as he has been rumored to be Mercedes’ reserve option. According to claims by sky sports, Wehrlein has been considered by force India to be the befitting replacement for Nico Hulkenberg. With Bottas’ potential exit from Mercedes, his replacement is likely to be Felipe Massa as the deputy team principal of Mercedes Claire William is hopeful for an announcement regarding the issue by the end of the week. (more…)

I GOT ALL I COULD FROM MY SAUBER CAR – NASR

Felipe Nasr, driver for the Sauber F1 Team, has insisted that he got all he could from his car, despite having finished in nineteenth place in the qualifying for the Sunday Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The qualifying held at the Yas Marina Circuit on Saturday, saw the Brazilian finish in nineteenth position in preparation for the final race of the year which might be his last for the Sauber F1 Team. Two weeks ago, the Brazilian had scored the first points in 2016 for the team back at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Nasr has however remained positive and hopes to maintain the position of his team as they prepare for the Manor Racing MRT in the constructors’ Championship. Nasr had talked about the qualifying and his hopes for the final race, after the qualifying session, “I felt that I extracted the maximum out of the car today. Although it was not enough to make it into Q2. “I had a clean lap on my second set of Ultrasofttyres, so putting in a decent lap time. It was positive that we were able to make the tyres work better than on my first set. Besides that, I again had a misfire on my quick lap. (more…)