Felipe Nasr seemed to be well-positioned to continue at Sauber for another season and his great result at the Brazilian Grand Prix from 2016, to put the swiss team ahead of Manor in the general classification, was interpreted by many as the final push for its renewal.
But finally has been Pascal Wehrlein the pilot chosen to accompany Marcus Ericsson at Sauber during the season 2017. The German pilot, who belongs to the program of young pilots Mercedes, came to be valued to accompany Lewis Hamilton in the German team, but the experience of only one year in Formula 1 has played against.
Monisha Kalterborn has already warned that the arrival of LongBow Finance as the new owner of the computer not change the plan to hire riders which could contribute to economic benefits for the team and, in that sense, the resignation of Banco do Brasil to continue to support Felipe Nasr has weighed in the decision to negotiate with Mercedes for the arrival of Wehrlein, which was also in the race to get a seat at Force India, he finally went to Esteban Ocon.
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