Former Formula 1 driver Gerhard Berger believes Mercedes should sign junior Pascal Wehrlein to replace Nico Rosberg, not Valtteri Bottas.
Mercedes is finalising plans to replace world champion Rosberg following his shock retirement last month, but Williams driver Bottas is expected to be Lewis Hamilton’s team-mate in 2017.
Wehrlein has been Mercedes’ F1 reserve since September 2014 and impressed during his rookie campaign with Manor last year.
Berger, who has maintained links with Red Bull after his stint as Toro Rosso team principal, believes Wehrlein should have been promoted to replace his countryman.
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