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ADAC Formula 4·11.2.2022

Formula E driver Pascal Wehrlein cut his teeth in the ADAC talent factory

When the second weekend of the 2022 FIA Formula E season gets underway on 12th February in Mexico City, Pascal Wehrlein will be in the thick of the action. The 27-year-old motorsport professional took his first steps in a Formula car with Mücke Motorsport in ADAC Formula Masters.

Pascal Wehrlein came through the German Formula school in his early years and can already look back on an impressive career. The 27-year-old from Sigmaringen is now in his second season with the Porsche Formula E team. Wehrlein will be joined on the grid in Mexico City by fellow former ADAC drivers André Lotterer and Maximilian Günther.

In his first season in the predecessor to today’s ADAC Formula 4 series, Wehrlein won one race and claimed four podiums on his way to sixth place in the Drivers’ Championship. One year later, the German was crowned champion of the ADAC’s high-speed school.

From 2009, he benefitted from the support of ADAC Stiftung Sport: The charitable foundation supported Wehrlein from 2009 to 2013 and accompanied him on his route to the DTM, in which he was crowned the youngest champion in the history of the series at the tender age of 20. The German actually made it into Formula 1 in 2016 and 2017, when he snagged a seat with the Manor Racing team. After two seasons in the pinnacle of motor racing, and one year in the DTM, Wehrlein has been racing in the FIA Formula E World Championship since 2019.

The Porsche driver is in good company in Formula E: His team-mate André Lotterer also took his first steps in the ADAC talent factory, winning the BMW Formula ADAC Championship in 1999. Maximilian Günther is another driver who progressed through the high-speed school on his way to the fully-electric world of Formula E. The 24-year-old from Oberstdorf was runner-up in ADAC Formula Masters in 2013 and 2014.