Head Sauber Frederic Vasseur said the reasons for which the team refused to renew the contract with Pascal Wehrlein.
The German driver brought to the stables of Hinwil best result of the season-2017, finishing seventh in Barcelona. Another time he scored points when he finished in tenth place in Baku. His teammate Marcus Ericsson has never finished in the top 10, but it was Pascal at the end of the year gave way to protégé Ferrari Charles LeClair.
“We couldn’t leave the Pascal. One of the main reasons lies in the fact that he was the driver of the Mercedes – quoted Vasser edition F1i. – Given the strengthened partnership with Ferrari, it was not practicable to sign a contract with the driver of their direct competitors. In addition, often during the season Wehrlein were on an equal footing with Marcus Ericsson”.
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