A season that has already begun in a completely messed-up way threatens to be the premature end of pascal wehrlein’s formula 1 career. After just two years in the king’s class of motorsport, the former 2015 DTM champion is running out of options.
"I don’t think i can have a place at clean next year," wehrlein said youngest in spa-francorchamps. Wehrlein then drove for the swiss private team for only one year. The close cooperation with ferrari was allowed to become a sporting hang-up for him; the scuderia, as the old and new engine partner, will want to swap the mercedes kid for a driver from the ferrari junior squad next season. Ferrari is also involved in the discussion about the driver issue, clean team boss frederic vasseur has already admitted.
One of the candidates, charles leclerc, a 19-year-old monegasque, is doing some great self-promotion as the leader of formula 2. Second candidate is antonio giovinazzi, 23-year-old italian. He already drove in place of wehrlein when the latter was not allowed to drive the first two grand prix this season in australia and china due to broken vertebrae after his accident in the "race of champions" at the end of january. Besides giovinazzi is also replacement driver for the scuderia for sebastian vettel and kimi raikkonen.