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Pascal Wehrlein demands answers over Force India snub

  • Published on 11 Nov 2016 13:13
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  • By: Dominik Wilde

Pascal Wehrlein has said he will "ask why" he was overlooked by Force India for 2017.

The German was snubbed by the Mercedes customer team in favour of Pascal Wehrlein, despite his superior experience. Both drivers have previously tested for Force India, and reports indicate that it was Ocon's work with the team during these tests that was the deciding factor.

"I don't know if it was in the test they decided, or something else," said in Brazil. "Of course I will ask why, or what happened, what can I improve from my side."

"Otherwise with the performance on track I'm quite happy. It's a missed opportunity, but not the end of the world."

Wehrlein said that the decision to sign Ocon was Force India's alone, and not Mercedes'. Both drivers are Mercedes junior drivers and offered a discount on their engine supply from the German manufacturer.

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  • slama1973

    Posts: 4

    Can you give me admin password so I can fix this mistakes that creep more and more? :-)

    "The German was snubbed by the Mercedes customer team in favour of Pascal Wehrlein" -> Esteban Ocon

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    • Nov 11 2016 - 15:08
    • Hemex

      Posts: 991

      You seriously registered here, just to tell us that there's a mistake in one of these articles? You could keep reading and report all the other as well. Good luck to you!
      Much more fun (for you and us) to just ignore all those typo's (though admittedly this is quite a bad one) and concentrate on the content. Anything to contribute there?

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      • Nov 11 2016 - 21:39
    • denis1304

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      @HEMEX it's obvious irony goes over your head.

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      • Nov 12 2016 - 11:40
    • Hemex

      Posts: 991

      Ah, do I detect a little frustration sticking its head up :-)

      There's some irony in there too. Let's see if you can find it...

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      • Nov 12 2016 - 12:59
    • slama1973

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      of course i did, but i was joking. what is yours excuse for commenting
      Ocon is faster with much less F1 experience, if you want contribution

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      • Nov 12 2016 - 16:19
    • Hemex

      Posts: 991

      Welcome back! Since getting an admin password here is an impossibility, I knew full well you were not serious. The gist of my message was that commenting on the quality of the articles is useless. Happens all the time, so you have to accept them as a fact of life.
      Not sure who you are addressing on the Ocon matter. I am not aware that I have ever commented on Ocon being slower of faster than Wehrlein. In fact I am not aware that I have ever commented on Ocon or Wehrlein at all.
      But if you of a different opinion, by all means let me know where I have gone wrong :-)

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      • Nov 12 2016 - 19:02
    • slama1973

      Posts: 4

      of course i did, but i was joking. what is yours excuse for commenting.

      Ocon is faster with much less F1 experience, if you want contribution

      this is how my comment should have looked... Dot got eaten after "commenting" and also maybe stop taking it all so seriously, life is to short. i'm out (microphone drop ... bum)

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      • Nov 12 2016 - 19:55
    • Hemex

      Posts: 991

      ... sorry, we're loosing you... [starbase out]

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      • Nov 12 2016 - 20:37

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