Monaco, August 15 –
MIM’s driver Pascal Wehrlein wrapped up his 2021 Formula E season with team Tag Heuer Porsche by finishing sixth in the final round of the series, which was disputed on the airport course at Tempelhof, near Berlin. Coming into the weekend, Wehrlein still was among the drivers who stood a chance to become the first FIA World Champion for the category, but Race-1 quickly took a turn for the worse for Wehrlein, who started P9. His car was clipped by Oliver Rowland’s and Pascal suffered a puncture which forced him back to the pits for new rubber. The final event on Sunday, though, gave Wehrlein a chance to show his worth. Having started P10, he gained some positions when other drivers had to pull out, but then passed Sergio Sette Camara and Sebastien Buemi on track and from there he battled for positions with the top drivers (including newly crowned champion Nick De Vries). His sixth place was worth eight points, which raised his tally to 79. Of course, things would have gone much better for Pascal in the Championship if he had not be deprived of a resounding victory in Mexico because of a technicality; but the 26-year old German-Mauritian in determined to do even better next year.