Pascal Wehrlein feels that the Sauber car prevented him from showing his true potential as he faces the prospect of his Formula 1 career being cut short.

Wehrlein scored all five of Sauber’s World Championship points in 2017, but the Swiss team have opted to pair Marcus Ericsson with Charles Leclerc for the 2018 season.

The decision leaves Wehrlein on the sidelines and is only considered an outside shot for the final vacant seat at Williams next year, but he is adamant that he always tried the best he can despite knowing his Formula 1 future was in serious doubt.

“I was always giving my best,” Wehrlein said.

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