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Pascal Wehrlein
Pascal Wehrlein
Driver Details
Nationality Flag of Germany German
Date of Birth 18/10/1994
Date of Death Unknown
Début Hockenheim 2013
Championships Unknown
2014 Position 8th (46pts)
Wins 3
First Win Lausitzring 2014
Previous Teams Mücke Motorsport
DTM Career
Total Entries 38 (38 Starts)
Pole Positions 1
Fastest Laps 2
Total Points

218

Current Season
Team HWA AG
Car Mercedes C63 DTM
Number Standings Points
94 1st 169
WEH 15 Livery
Pascal Wehrlein is a German racing driver, and member of the Mercedes Junior Team programme.[1] 2015 was Wehrlein's third season in the Championship, and ultimately proved to be one of his most successful.

Indeed, the youngster won two races on his way to the title, which he secured with a race to spare at the Season Finale.[2] His form over the season meant he kept scoring points, as his rivals suffered accidents and issues that denied them consistent points. He turned 21 the day after his title victory, before securing a drive in Formula One with Manor Racing in February 2016.[3]

Current SeasonEdit

Wehrlein opted to use #94 as his race number for the season, using the Mercedes C63 DTM as his machine for the season.[1] At the season opener called the DTM Festival, Wehrlein took second and eighth in the weekend's two races.

BackgroundEdit

Wehrlein first took to the track, like most, at the wheel of a go-kart, before he was offered a chance in the ADAC Formula Masters Championship in 2010.[1] Sixth overall in his rookie year was transformed to an outright victory in 2011, before he graduated to Formula 3 in 2012.[1] A single campaign in the Formula 3 Euro Series which ended with Wehrlein in second saw Mercedes induct him into their DTM and Formula One programmes.[1]

DTM HistoryEdit

Placed with Mücke Motorsport for his debut season, Wehrlein took three points through the 2013 season.[4] A move to the HWA team followed for 2014, where a quiet start to the season saw Wehrlein take fifth place at the Norisring, his best finish.[4] That result was, however, shattered when Wehrlein took victory at the Lausitzring, becoming one of the youngest ever winners in the DTM.[4]

Records among RecordsEdit

Having become the youngest ever winner of a DTM race in 2014, Wehrlein was retained by Mercedes for 2015, while also being drafted into their Grand Prix programme in Formula One. After a podium in the first race of the season, Wehrlein had to be content with minor points scores in the next few rounds.[5] His second career victory came at the Norisring, a Mercedes strong hold, and launched Wehrlein into the title hunt.[6]

The turning point in the season came at the half way stage, when Timo Scheider knocked both Wehrlein and team mate Robert Wickens out of the second race at the Red Bull Ring.[7] That proved to be Wehrlein's only retirement all season, as he won the following race in Moscow and began a run of six consecutive points finishes that took him to a 37 point lead with two races to go.[8]

On the eve of his 21st birthday, Wehrlein would have to hope that his poor qualifying for the first race of the 2015 Season Finale would be mitigated by a non-podium finish for Mattias Ekström and Edoardo Mortara.[2] Having just missed an accident involving Adrien Tambay at the start, Wehrlein made a climb through the field to take eighth, which meant he won the title after finishing ahead of both of his rivals.[2] That result made him the youngest ever DTM Champion, in a season with a record twelve different winners.

Full DTM RecordEdit

Wehrlein's full results from his 38 starts in the DTM are outlined in a series of tables below.

DTM EntriesEdit

The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Wehrlein during his DTM career:

Pascal Wehrlein's Overall DTM Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2013 Flag of Germany Mücke Motorsport 18 Mercedes C-Coupé 22nd 3
2014 Flag of Germany HWA AG 25 Mercedes C63 DTM 8th 46
2015 Flag of Germany HWA AG 94 Mereceds C63 DTM 1st 169

Career ResultsEdit

DTM Championship Record
Year Rounds Pts. Pos.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
2013 Flag of Germany Flag of Britain Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Russia Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Germany 3 22nd
11th 10th 10th 17th 20th 11th 10th 11th 12th 17th
2014 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Germany Flag of Russia Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Germany 46 8th
11th Ret 14th 5th 8th Ret 10th 1st 7th 20th
2015 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Austria Flag of Russia Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany 169 1st
2nd 8th 5th 13th 1st 5th 10th 6th 2nd 21st 1st 10th 5th 5th 3rd 5th 8th 20th
Results Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Second DSQ Disqualified
3rd Third DNS Did Not Start
7th Points Scorer NC Not Classified
Italics Qualifying Race C Race Cancelled
16th Non-points finish Non-Championship Race

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 'Pascal Wehrlein', dtm.com, (DTM, 2015), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pascal_Wehrlein, (Accessed 14/05/2015)
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Hoc15IIR1
  3. 'Pascal Wehrlein to drive for Manor in 2016 Formula 1 season', bbc.co.uk, (BBC Sport, 10/02/2016), http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/35538851, (Accessed 10/02/2016)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 'Pascal Wehrlein', wikipedia.org, (Wikipedia, 06/05/2015), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pascal_Wehrlein, (Accessed 14/05/2015)
  5. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named H15IR1
  6. 'NORISRING: RACE 1 IN DETAIL', dtm.com, (DTM, 27/06/2015), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/norisring-race-1-detail-2015-06-27.html, (Accessed 28/08/2015)
  7. 'DMSB PRONOUNCES SENTENCE FOR GAMESMANSHIP', dtm.com, (DTM, 26/08/2015), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/dmsb-pronounces-sentence-gamesmanship-2015-08-26.html, (Accessed 29/08/2015)
  8. 'DTM MOSCOW RACEWAY: RACE 1 AT A GLANCE', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 29/08/2015), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/dtm-moscow-raceway-race-1-glance-2015-08-29.html, (Accessed 29/08/2015)

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