Mercedes and Pascal Wehrlein to part ways
After six seasons together, including conquering the 2015 DTM title and two seasons in Formula One, Pascal Wehrlein and Mercedes-Benz will part ways by the end of the 2018 season.
As a Mercedes-Benz driver, Pascal became the youngest starter in DTM history in 2013, the series’ youngest race winner in 2014 and then youngest champion in 2015.
With Mercedes unable to secure him a Formula One drive for 2018, Pascal returned to the DTM for this season and is currently P8 in the drivers’ standings.
“My contract with Mercedes expires at the end of the 2018 season and we have jointly decided not to continue further together”, says Wehrlein. “I am looking for new challenges and opportunities, and am currently talking to other teams about a cockpit for next season.”
Toto Wolff comments: “Our junior programme has always been about supporting young talent and finding opportunities that are in the best interests of the drivers’ careers. It is not always a straight path to the top – and sometimes we have to recognise that it is the right time to end a relationship, too.”