Race in DTM
Before arriving in F1 in 2016, Pascal made quite a name for himself in DTM. He still holds the record for both the youngest winner and youngest champion in DTM. Mercedes has decided to pull out of the DTM by the end of 2018 and switch the resources to Formula E.
Without a drive for next year, Pascal Wehrlein can return to DTM for next year to be Mercedes’s flag bearer for one last time. And if he’s able to repeat his 2014 or perhaps 2015-esque performance, it’ll boost his reputation even higher.
Do FP1 duties
The least Mercedes can do for him is to arrange FP1 duties for the German with their customer teams Force India and Williams. 4-5 FP1 duties with each team will keep the youngster occupied for most of the year while putting in simulator hours back in Mercedes HQ will help the team as well.