Manor Racing driver Pascal Wehrlein can’t wait to drive in Austin for the first time, the German driver has had an impressive first season scoring a valuable point for the team.
Wehrlein describes the challenges of the Circuit of the America, “I like the look of the section from Turns 12-15 – very much like the stadium section at Hockenheim, so that gets a thumbs-up before I’ve even started running there. I think the sensation of heading through the start-finish straight and up the steep hill to Turn 1 is going to be really cool.”
2015 was a challenging race for all the drivers as mixed conditions proved tricky for even the most experienced drivers.
“The weather can be quite mixed there – judging by what I saw their last year – so it will be interesting working with the tyres I think. I can’t wait.”
COTA is always a driver favorite with the exciting fast flowing corners and long straights which always promote overtaking.
Manor will hope for a strong weekend and try and utilise their Mercedes power unit on the long straights.
Wehrlein hopes for a strong US debut as Formula 1 head into the final four races but with the British team lacking development it will be difficult for Wehrlein.