After he was ousted from the Mercedes program, Pascal Wehrlein has finally sealed a drive for 2019. The German driver will be partnering fellow former F1 driver, Jerome D’Ambrosio at Mahindra Racing in Formula E.
The situation is a far cry from 2017 when he said that he cannot see himself in Formula E. But now, here we are in 2019 and attitudes have changed since then. D’Ambrosio and Wehrlein will be joined by Nick Heidfeld, in a third driver role.
The Mahindra team have emerged as strong contenders for wins and even the championship. This was evident in the past 2 seasons as the team put in good performances. In season 4, Mahindra was even leading the championship at a certain stage.
— Mahindra Racing (@MahindraRacing) October 16, 2018
Pascal Wehrlein said, “I’m very happy to be joining Mahindra Racing. It’s a small team but with really high ambitions and I have those same high ambitions. I want to achieve the best possible results and I have a feeling that the team is the right environment for me. I’m looking forward to the season and I will give my best.”
D’Ambrosio said, “I’m super excited to join Mahindra racing. I think we have a great team – I’ve known Dilbagh for the last four years and what the team has achieved in that time is amazing. It has shown great progression and I want to make sure that continues.”
Team principal, Dilbagh Gill said, “I am truly thrilled to be able to announce what I believe is one of the most exciting and dynamic driver line-ups on the grid, packed full of talent. Last season we had a strong start and were in championship contention. To attract drivers of this calibre shows Mahindra Racing’s future potential and intention and I cannot wait to get out on track in Saudi Arabia to begin out 2018/19 campaign.”