Manor Racing Team driver Pascal Wehrlein is pleased to be back doing what he does best, after a relaxing summer break spent with family has made him yearn for some F1 action.
The German is ready for the challenge to come from the second half of the season and hopes the team can continue where they left off in Germany.
“I missed the racing! It was nice to spend time with family and friends though and think about the first 12 races. I’m glad the guys in the team had a good rest and I’m looking forward to picking up where we left off in Germany.”
Having scored the Banbury based squad a well-earned point at the Austrian Grand Prix earlier in the year, it is clear that the German is living up to the plaudits he has so far received during his racing career, and backs up the faith that the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS team have shown him.
The 23-year-old knows that there are still plenty of points up for grabs from the remaining races, and will battle hard to keep moving the team forward at every opportunity.
“There’s a lot to play for in the next nine races and we have a good base to build from.”
The circuit de Spa–Francorchamps is one that Wehrlein relishes for its driving challenge, but it is a track that he has not raced at for three years, back when he was competing in F3. The German is certainly looking forward to racing there as a F1 driver however, and is more than up for the fight this weekend
“Every driver loves Spa. Lots of long straights and fast corners, and a real challenge. I’m excited about my first F1 race here.”