Pascal Wehrlein

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Pascal Wehrlein
Nationality Flag of Germany svg.png German
Born 18 October, 1994
Sigmaringen, Germany
Current Team Flag of Germany svg.png Precision
Car Number 94
Former Teams Flag of Austria svg.png Red Bull
Flag of Jamaica svg.png Calinetic
Races 78
Championships 0
Victories 2
Podiums 7
Points 127
Pole Positions 2
Fastest Laps 4
First Race 2019 United States Grand Prix I
First Victory 2021 Île-de-France Grand Prix
Last Victory 2021 Belgian Grand Prix
Last Race 2021 Chinese Grand Prix
Best Finish 5th (2021)

Pascal Wehrlein (born 18th October, 1994 in Sigmaringen, Germany) is a German Formula One driver currently racing for Q8 North Star Precision Motorsport. He had previously raced in DTM, winning the title with the Mercedes-Benz team HWA AG in 2015 and 2018. He's the youngest DTM champion of all time.

Formula One

2019: Red Bull

Wehrlein made his Formula One debut in 2019 with Red Bull Racing after a year as test driver. The Red Bull package was fairly middling, his best result being a fifth place in Cyprus. One highlight of his debut season was his first career fastest lap at the first Japanese Grand Prix. He outperformed his German teammate Mike Rockenfeller, but was let go by the team as another management change made re-signing him a reduced priority.

2020: Calinetic

Wehrlein moved to Team Calinetic in 2020 alongside Einar Ármannsson. Wehrlein had the edge on his Icelandic teammate throughout the season, but Ármannsson managed to have the edge in races where chaos allowed for better results. Wehrlein's best result was a seventh place at the Jordan Grand Prix. He found himself out of a drive at the end of the season when increased investment brought Jules Bianchi and Daniel Melrose to the team in 2021.

2021-: Precision

Bianchi's departure from the team opened an opportunity for Wehrlein at perennial contenders Precision Motorsport at the behest of Mercedes-Benz. Wehrlein scored his first career podium at the German Grand Prix and followed it up shortly after in Portland. Despite those results, he was well off the pace of his teammate, 2019 vice-champion Dean Stoneman. Ahead of the last race before the summer break, German newspapers revealed that Wehrlein's contract would be terminated if he did not achieve a great result at the Grand Prix d'Île-de-France. Despite this pressure, Wehrlein achieved his first career pole. While he almost dropped out of the top 10 early in the chaotic race, Wehrlein fought back to take his first career win. Wehrlein followed up on this with another win at the Belgian Grand Prix. Wehrlein also surrendered potential wins at the Singapore and Abu Dhabi Grands Prix to help his teammate's title challenge. Despite failing to win the driver's championship, Precision defended their constructors title. A few days after the season finale, Precision announced that Wehrlein's contract was extended until the end of the 2023 season.