Haas thinking about Wehrlein for 2020

Pascal Wehrlein approached Haas about a return to Formula 1 with the team for 2020, boss Gunther Steiner has confirmed, but the German’s time out of the sport ultimately counted against him.

“He’s been out of Formula 1 for two years now,” explained Steiner. “He was at the track a few races ago and he came to visit me and asked me if there was a possibility.

“I said: ‘unfortunately not.’ For the reason that he wasn’t in Formula 1 for two years. We want someone who has experience and has been in F1 for a long time.”

Wehrlein is expected to remain at the Mahindra FE team for season six alongside current teammate Jerome d’Ambrosio.

Wehrlein is expected to remain at the Mahindra FE team for season six alongside current teammate Jerome d’Ambrosio.