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Pascal Wehrlein

Wehrlein will test for Sauber this week

Pascal Wehrlein

Pascal Wehrlein will make his first official appearance for his new Sauber team at the second Formula 1 preseason test in Barcelona this week, after doctors declared him to be fit enough to do cockpit duty for the first time this season.

Wehrlein was forced to sit out last week’s first preseason test in Spain, in the wake of his spectacular crash during Race of Champions event in Florida, in January.

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Sauber appointed Ferrari reserve Antonio Giovinazzi to replace Wehrlein and share track duties with Marcus Ericsson last week.

Wehrlein will now get to sample the Ferrari powered Sauber C36 car in the second test, which takes place at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on March 7-10.