At only 26 years old, Pascal Wehrlein accumulates a lot of experience in the automotive world at the competition level. His age does not reflect at all the maturity that he has had behind the wheel in all the categories that he has participated, managing to show his talent and potential until he established himself firmly in the FIA Formula E.
Born on October 18, 1994, in Germany, this pilot started from a very young age to show his talent as a pilot, quickly generating that the media spotlights will move to his shoulders to evaluate and closely follow his performances in order to discover up to where it could go in the racing universe.
Like almost all competitors, Pascal Wehrlein started karting in 2004. There, he spent a few years showing his worth, adapting his driving style by learning new things to forge a path of success. However, it was not until 2010 when Pascal Wehrlein decided to make the leap towards single-seaters, with the ADAC Formula Masters being the selected category, managing to establish himself as a brand new champion in the following campaign.
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In 2013 he moved on to the DTM, climbing higher and higher and making his name sound on the competitive landscape. Already in 2014 he achieved an unprecedented milestone after becoming the youngest driver to win a race in that category (20 years) while defending the HWA team colors. A year later he accomplished what he had achieved in the past and finished champion after registering two victories, two second places and a third place.
Faced with such a notch of talent, Formula 1 was not long in coming for Pascal Wehrlein, that same year where he won the DTM, Mercedes looked for him to stamp his signature with the Silver Arrows as a test driver, participating in the pre-season free trials carried out at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona.
However, his talent could not continue to play a secondary role, therefore, in 2016 he became the starting driver for Escudería Manor, which was the weakest in the championship, but still excelled on the track and scored his first point in the top championship of motorsport during the Austrian Grand Prix after finishing tenth. In 2018 he was called up again by Mercedes, but this time as a development driver, leaving the team and the category at the end of the year.
The 2018-2019 season was Pascal Wehrlein’s first in FIA Formula E under the orders of the Mahindra Racing team, winning a pole position, two fastest laps and a podium that allowed him to continue with that team in the 2019-2020 campaign, but he was replaced by Alex Lynn after the first five E-Prix. However, his journey in the electric category did not end, as he was called by TAH Heuer Porsche to replace Neel Jani in the current harvest where he appears in the 12th box of the championship with 32 units.
Written by | Ronald Ortega