The German pilot of Sauber injured his low back in an accident during the celebration of the Race of Champions in Miami when I was competing against Felipe Massa. Now, according to Autosport, Sauber will need to find a substitute when not able to recover in time Pascal Wehrlein to shoot during the first week of a test, which will begin on the 27th.
According to Autosport, Sauber is in talks with Ferrari to allow Antonio Giovinazzi replace the German during the two days that were assigned to Wehrlein, while Marcus Ericsson will complete the other two as it was intended.
Sauber already started talks with the team from Maranello to try that Giovinazzi was to become a reserve driver of the training switzerland, but the other client computer of Ferrari, Haas, intended as a pilot for some free practice sessions for the Big Prizes this season.
Sauber must confirm even the absence of Pascal Wehrlein and it is unknown whether the German will be able to be recovered in time to appear in the second phase of the test which will begin on march 7.