Mercedes chief Toto Wolff says that it is unfair Pascal Wehrlein looks to be on his way out of the sport. The German lost his drive with Sauber after it was announced that Formula 2 champion Charles Leclerc would partner Marcus Ericsson amid a new title sponsorship deal with Alfa Romeo in 2018.

With Williams set to sign Sergey Sirotkin for next year, Wehrlein’s hopes of securing a race seat look to be diminished. Wolff acknowledged that it is a shame Wehrlein appears to be out of the question for a race seat, as he sees potential in him and believes he could go far.

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