Pascal Wehrlein: “I want to enjoy every second”

Pascal Wehrlein - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Pascal Wehrlein is excited heading into his first Monaco Grand Prix race weekend with the Manor Racing team, and although the Mercedes protégé has never competed at the circuit before, he knows that concentration will be key to a good weekend.

The German has put in some impressive displays so far in 2016, and is looking for more standout performances around the Monaco circuit, and admits he is itching to enjoy every moment of his first appearance at the principality.

“I can’t deny it – I’m super-excited!” revealed Wehrlein. “It’s a race like no other and although they are all new to me in my debut season, it’s such a special feeling – and a privilege – to be competing here.

“I can’t describe the feeling of racing at this track but listening to others that have really gives me goose bumps. What I do know though is that it’s a race that demands every bit of focus and concentration from the driver.

“So although I’m itching to get in the car and go, I’m very aware that there’s a lot of preparation to be done between now and the race.

“I think it’s so unique that it will be every single thing about it. It’s the first proper street circuit of the season and one of the most historic events on the calendar. I know I’m going to love it.

“It’s also going to be pretty busy off-track as we have a lot of partner guests and activities here. It will be a juggling act I think but I want to enjoy every second of my first Monaco Grand Prix.”