RACE DEBRIEF

    Pascal Wehrlein will make his first official track appearance for new team Sauber this week, after doctors gave him the go-ahead following his recent neck injury.

    Wehrlein was side-lined from last week’s pre-season test in Spain on medical advice, following his frightening-looking crash in January’s Race of Champions event in Florida.

    The German will now get his first taste of Sauber’s Ferrari-powered C36 car in the second pre-season test, which takes place at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on March 7-10.

    Former Manor racer Wehrlein, who was replaced by Ferrari third driver Antonio Giovanizzi for last week’s session, is expected to share driving duties with new team mate Marcus Ericsson.

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