Gerhard Berger believes that Mercedes will be stronger if the vacant place in the team for the season 2017 is Pascal Wehrlein, not Valtteri Bottas.
Initially, Pascal was a major contender for the place of Nico Rosberg, however, in the end, Mercedes has opted for a Finn. It is expected that the signing of the contract with Valtteri will be officially announced soon, and Wehrlein, in turn, will partner Marcus Ericsson in the Sauber.
“In place of the Mercedes I would pick Wehrlein, thus underlining the importance of the youth program, said Berger in an interview with Auto Motor Und Sport. Pascal has always stood out of the drivers of this program. When you put him behind the wheel of the car, you will see how strong he is.
Of course, the level of risk increased, but perhaps the best solution is not the option that first comes to mind.
On the one hand, I appreciate Bottas. He’s quick, a team player, a good man and deserved a chance to prove themselves. On the other hand, it destroys a Lot in Williams, to be able to say with confidence: “Yes, it’s the only solution””.
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