Connect with us

2016 F1

Wehrlein says 2016 Manor F1 chances still 50-50

Published

on

Wehrlein says 2016 Manor F1 chances still 50-50

Wehrlein says 2016 Manor F1 chances still 50-50

Pascal Wehrlein says his chances of moving onto the F1 grid next year at still 50-50.

Toto Wolff, the Mercedes team boss, has previously mentioned the 50-50 likelihood as he negotiates with Manor for a race seat for the new DTM champion.

But competition for the seats is high, with Will Stevens and Alexander Rossi both bringing funding to the British backmarker in 2015, and now the Indonesian government promising EUR 15 million if Rio Haryanto makes his debut next year.

Asked about his chances, 2015 Mercedes reserve Wehrlein told Germany’s Sport1: “I hope so, of course.

“So far, nothing is certain. Formula one, DTM or possibly GP2 are currently the best options. It could also be a re-run of this year when I combined DTM and F1.

“My wish of course is to be a regular driver in formula one, but currently it is as Toto Wolff has said: 50-50.”

However, Wolff warned recently that if Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg continue to constantly bicker, Mercedes may need to change the lineup of its works F1 team.

“I’m really not thinking about that,” Wehrlein insisted. “My goal is to get to formula one and gain experience — probably firstly in a customer team.

“But one day I do want to drive for Mercedes,” he added.

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F14 hours ago

Practice 1 Results: German Grand Prix

56Shares2018 German Grand Prix Practice 1 Results (FP1): First free practice results and Timings (FP1) for the eleventh round of...

2018 F16 hours ago

Bottas signed, Mercedes completed its driver line-up for 2019

159SharesValtteri Bottas has signed a new one-year contract extension with Mercedes, his team Mercedes have officially announced. It follows Mercedes...

2018 F16 hours ago

We are not negotiating with Kubica – Haas F1

1ShareGunther Steiner has rejected speculation Haas might sign up Robert Kubica for 2019. Pole Kubica is the reserve driver at...

2018 F17 hours ago

The F1 Silly Season: Who will be driving where for 2019 F1?

4SharesWith the German Grand Prix spotted the midway point in the 2018 Formula 1 Season, it now feels like the...

2018 F11 day ago

F1 should be a dictatorship – Berger

11SharesFormula one needs to return to its days as a dictatorship. That is the view of Gerhard Berger, the F1...

2018 F11 day ago

We have great confidence in Honda – Red Bull

1ShareChristian Horner remains confident Honda is the right move for Red Bull. The Red Bull boss said that at Silverstone...

2018 F11 day ago

F1 steward Mika Salo admits Ferrari penalties controversy

11SharesF1 steward Mika Salo has acknowledged the controversy over penalties given to Ferrari drivers in recent races. After Sebastian got...

2018 F11 day ago

McLaren, Williams, admit need for change

73SharesAn anonymous engineer says struggling once-great F1 teams Williams and McLaren need to make sweeping changes. Both British teams have...

2018 F12 days ago

Hamilton is stronger than Vettel – Briatore

260SharesFlavio Briatore thinks Mercedes is still the favourite for the 2018 world championship. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has taken an 8...

2018 F12 days ago

Sirotkin reveals his biggest problem with Williams’ 2018 car

2SharesSergey Sirotkin has given more details about his biggest problem with Williams’ 2018 car. While the car is obviously uncompetitive,...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media