Why is Mercedes' 'exceptional' talent on the F1 scrapheap?

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Why is Mercedes' 'exceptional' talent on the F1 scrapheap?
By: Lawrence Barretto
Jan 12, 2018, 12:21 PM

Not only is Pascal Wehrlein set for a year on the F1 sidelines, but he faces stiff competition from other Mercedes juniors that are making their mark in the paddock. At the age of just 23 he faces a fight to rescue his F1 career.

When Pascal Wehrlein signed for Sauber ahead of last season, there was a feeling it was an underwhelming move for the Mercedes protege.

He had delivered in every category, winning the ADAC Formel Masters title, becoming a European Formula 3 race winner and earning the distinction of being the DTM's youngest champion.

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Series Formula 1
Author Lawrence Barretto
Article type Analysis