DTM, not F1 on Pascal Wehrlein’s mind


Pascal Wehrlein is firmly concentrating on winning this season’s DTM Series despite the Head of Mercedes Benz Motorsport Toto Wolff admitting he would like to see the young German driver in Formula 1 in 2016.

Wehrlein has been a part of the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS team since 2014, and has tested alongside regular drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg this season, as well as making a couple of appearances for the Sahara Force India outfit, with Wolff indicating he would prefer to see the German racing in Formula 1.

The twenty-year-old currently leads the DTM standings with two rounds and four races of the season remaining, and admits his focus is firmly on converting that fourteen-point advantage over Mattias Ekstrom into winning the championship.

“The DTM championship is very tough,” said Wehrlein to Autosport.

“For the third weekend in a row I’m leading [on the Saturday], then Ekstrom was leading [after the Sunday race] and now I’m going to the Nurburgring with the lead.

“It’s still very close, we can score 100 points. Now I’ll just try my best, do my best job and then other people will make a decision for next year.

“At the moment I don’t think about it. Because if I would think about next year, and forget about this year and not be focused any more, then for sure you would see it in my performances.”