GP China: A blip crosses the path of Pascal Wehrlein


The first classification ‘conventional’ of the year for the refounded Manor Racing not yielded results very different to those seen in the previous Great Prizes. In fact, they were infaustos protagonists of the Q1 due to the accident of Pascal Wehrlein. The German lost control after passing a pothole, flooded with dry tires on his first attempt back, causing a long red flag of nearly 20 minutes.

After the sanction of Hamilton, the champion of the DTM will start from the 21st position. Wehrlein has defended the choice of the superblando to make your first round: “The track was fairly dry at the beginning of the classification, and the slicks were the right choice. There is a bump in the straight, and just after, there was a puddle. I went over, I lost the rear and trompeé. Was really unexpected, because the rest of the path was well, but it was hard to see because it was hidden. I guess I’ve had bad luck, because there was nothing I could do. Fortunately, however, I hit the wall very strong; could have been a much greater career”.

“I’m disappointed not to have qualified, but the race is another day, and our pace was good in practice. it is Not easy to start from the back, but we did that in Australia, and things did not ended too bad for me… we’ll See what tomorrow brings; for my part, I will give you the maximum, as siempre.


Just ahead of Wehrlein, will Rio Haryanto. The indonesian was the slowest among those who managed to score a time, and go out in 20th place. Haryanto regretted not having found the range of correct operation of your tires: “I’m Not very happy with my lap. Yesterday we were quite competitive and we were with the Sauber, but today has not been the case. it Was difficult to print the temperature to the tires because we had already done a lap before the red flag”.

“we will Need to look how much she has influenced to us when we examine the data this afternoon. Our race pace looked good in the free yesterday, so I remain positive in the face morning.”