39 race had completed Pascal Wehrlein in the formula 1. But then the German was no Cockpit. His career in the highest racing class was for the time being, finished. In the season 2018/2019 Wehrlein drives well electric: He has signed the formula E for Mahindra. The Indian Team announced.
“I’m very happy to drive for Mahindra,” said Wehrlein, “although it is a small Team but has big ambitions. And I’ve also. I have the feeling that this Team is right for me.” The 23-Year-old will team-mate of the Belgian Jérôme d’ambrosio, who drove briefly in formula 1. Mahindra had occupied in the previous season in fourth place in the constructors ‘ championship.
Nick Heidfeld on his formula-1-time
Wehrlein takes over the Cockpit of another German Nick Heidfeld. The 41-Year-old, who had finished in his best formula 1 season in fifth place in the overall standings, was in the last season, Eleventh in the driver standings and is in the case of Mahindra in future in a consulting capacity. Also, Heidfeld will act as Test and reserve driver.
Before the current season Wehrlein had lost his place in formula 1 and was returned with Mercedes in the DTM. There, he occupied the last Sunday on the Hockenheim ring to the end of the previous season in eighth place, far behind his after 2005 for the second Time, the successful colleague Gary Paffett.
In the Video: the season finale of the DTM
In September Wehrlein parted and his long-time employer Mercedes then – after six years as a contract driver. He won in this time as the youngest Champion in the history of the DTM title in 2015, and spent two years in the formula 1, could not keep up in the cars of the Teams the Manor (2016) and Clean (2017), but most of the time. In total he won six world championship points – one for the Manor, and five for Clean.
His first race in the formula E Wehrlein is now expected to be on 15. December best riding. Then the 13 races comprehensive new season in Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia starts. 25. May 2019 by the series of Station in Berlin.
The series is only since the year 2014 and will be held with the use of electric vehicles in the world on city courses. Current world champion Jean-Eric Vergne, from France, triumphed for the Team Techeetah with a large margin. The most successful German Schaeffler in the past year, Daniel Abt from Audi Sport Team ABT. He took fifth place.