Pilot Sauber Marcus Ericsson welcomed the conclusion of the contract the Swiss team with Pascal Wehrlein.
Official: Pascal Wehrlein – pilot Sauber for the season-2017
“This is excellent news both for me and for Sauber, said the Swede in an interview with the official F1 website. Pascal is a very fast and respected pilot with a good track record.
We will fit each other, thereby ensuring the team’s development and progress. I look forward to the coming season.
Honestly, I appreciate Pascal is very high. He won the DTM championship and is part of the family Mercedes over a long period of time. This suggests that the team believes in him.
My goal is to overtake him. I expect a tough inter-squad battles, but this is exactly what you need to show your maximum.”
In addition, Marcus was pleased with the second half of 2016, in which Sauber has a new owner, so the funding teams resumed.
“Of course, to get the result, takes time. I think you have seen that in the second half of 2016 we have made significant progress. Of course, in 2017 we intend to continue to progress.
In recent months joined the team of strong professionals that also have a positive impact on the work. We are moving in the right direction, and two young pilot will try our best to give the result.”
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