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Pascal Wehrlein

Discussion in 'Drivers' started by RasputinLives, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. Il_leone

    Il_leone Champion Elect

    Clearly someone in the Mercedes board wants a German driver to represent the brand as much as Ocon appears to have jumped ahead of him the queue for a Mercedes drive

    Looks like George Russell's potential progress might also be held up
  2. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Not dead Contributor

    Wehrlein is not really German.
  3. Rutherford

    Rutherford Podium Finisher

    Dear Mr. Trump,

    Could you remind me of Mr. Obama's nationality?

    Thanks in advance.
  4. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Not dead Contributor

    He's not German in the same way Nico Rosberg is not German. He doesn't live there and he holds a passport from Mauritius.

    Nice sensationalist Trump card though.

    Edit - whilst I'm on the subject Romain Grosjean ain't French either! A lot of drivers race under a licence for a motorsport federations that is not their nationality.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2018
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  5. Rutherford

    Rutherford Podium Finisher

    He also holds a German passport too and he grew up there. He certainly isn’t very Mauritian...
    Going by your argumentation Hamilton isn’t British either, he could hold a passport from Grenada and he hasn’t lived in the UK since 2008.

    I‘m not very British either I guess. I love in Germany and hold both passports...
  6. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Not dead Contributor

    No. You're British. No German would ever support either of the Bristol teams that'll own Rovers.

    My information was that Wehrlein was born and raised in Mauritius and just raced under a German federation licence - hence me linking him to Grosjean and Rosberg. If this is incorrect and he was born and raised in Germany then I take the none German comment back. Not what I've been lead to believe though.

    As for Hamilton - he has never paid British taxes and lives in the US so he might as well be American.
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2018
  7. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan. Contributor

    He was born in Germany and spent at least some of his pre-teen years there.
  8. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Not dead Contributor

    In that case I retract my statement regarding his Germanity.
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2018
  9. Rutherford

    Rutherford Podium Finisher

    I‘m amazed that you know such things about me, not even I could remember that I stated which team I support. They’re just as rubbish as Arminia Bielefeld. :D My hometown club.

    Wehrlein spent his entire career in Germany.
  10. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Not dead Contributor

    I know everything (I Don't but I remembered that bit). I'm a Notts County fan for my sins.

    As stated above if that is the case I retract my statement. It was not a race or immigrant thing it was that I was under the belief that he was born and bred in Mauritius!
  11. Il_leone

    Il_leone Champion Elect

    Wehrlein was born in Germany to German father and Mauritian mother.

    Anyways the point is he bosses ( Toto and Nikki's bosses) want a German driver representing the team. One of them even said Wehrlein is the future of Mercedes . That is a bold statement to make when he was only 21 years old.

    They are covering their bases in the event they will never get Vettel to drive for them which does not seem like it as long as Hamilton is there
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2018
  12. Il_leone

    Il_leone Champion Elect

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  13. Hamberg

    Hamberg FOTA VIP, I've got the avatar to prove it :) Contributor

    They seem mildly pleased
  14. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Not dead Contributor

    I think the words 'mildly pleased' sum up Pascal's career.
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  15. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Not dead Contributor

    So after all the Merc spin around Wehrlein leaving their programme has cleared the real reason comes to light. Merc wanted Pascal to head up their Formula E programme and he refused because he wanted to get back into F1.

    Wehrlein turned down Formula E chance to focus on F1 return

    It's understandable I guess but as he is now no longer backed by Merc his chances of making it back to the grid are slim to none.
  16. Andyoak

    Andyoak Race Winner

    He's played a blinder there...
    Most people are able to shoot themselves in the foot: He's managed both feet.

    Nowhere left for him now.
    Best get on the Aldi management training plan.
  17. Angel

    Angel Happy to help. Contributor

    Oh dear, poor Pascal. We've all made bad mistakes in our lives I'm sure, but this is a huge one it seems.
  18. Il_leone

    Il_leone Champion Elect

    Well we will just have to wait and see if he Toro Rosso will take him on now he is no longer affiliated with Mercedes.

    The man has burned bridges with every other team in the paddock and only the protection of Mercedes has given him any hope of getting into F1 but even now Toto's favourite is Ocon whilst the board backed Werhlein.

    If he does get into F1 then it is really his last chance I feel
  19. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Race Winner

    what a idiot because look at Vergne & Buemi. they perfrom very well became formula e champ & all of a sudden their having a F1 comeback touted.
  20. Il_leone

    Il_leone Champion Elect

    F1Brits_90 The issue is more Mercedes HWA want a longer commitment to Formula E but Wehrlein is adamant to get back into F1 asap

    So you have to understand his point that I can't wait 3 years before getting another shot at F1

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