“In Formula E it isn’t enough to be able to move a car fast. There’s more involved. If you’re always driving at the limit, you will only cover about 70 percent of the distance.” That is one of Pascal Wehrlein’s experiences from his rookie season.
What he also learned is that there aren’t that many racing drivers yet with a lot of Formula E experience which is why he came to the fore when Porsche was looking for a new team-mate for seasoned driver André Lotterer. Why he came into consideration? “I’m not an old hand yet,” he supposed, “but I’m no longer a rookie either.” And he also looks back on a successful career outside of Formula E. He won the ADAC Formula Masters in 2011, the following year he only just missed out on the title in the Formula 3 European series, finishing in second place. He also caused a stir after his rise to the German Touring Car Masters, where he became the youngest ever DTM champion at the tender racing driver age of 20. That triumph was his ticket to Formula 1. He was part of the Grand Prix circus for two years, representing Manor in 2016 and Sauber in 2017.
For the 2018/2019 season, he transferred to Formula E. For someone like him, for whom fun and equal opportunities are paramount in his sport, this was the perfect choice. His season highlight was a second place in Santiago de Chile. He has been racing for the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E team since season 7. In just his fourth race, he achieved his first podium finish at the Rome E-Prix. In season 8, Wehrlein celebrated his greatest Formula E success to date when he crossed the finish line first in the Porsche 99X Electric at the race in Mexico.
Date of birth: 18.10.1994 Birthplace: Sigmaringen (DE) Nationality: German/Mauritian Residence: Switzerland Marital status: Single Height/weight: 1.75 m/63 kg Hobbies: Snowboarding, wakeboarding, fitness Internet:www.pascal-wehrlein.de Instagram:@pascal_wehrlein Twitter:@PWehrlein