Pascal Wehrlein has confirmed he has parted ways with the Mahindra Formula E team, ahead of an expected switch to Porsche.

Wehrlein is set to race for the Porsche Formula E team from next season having cut ties with Mahindra with immediate effect, mid-way through the 2019-20 season.

It is understood the German will not race for the Mahindra squad during the remainder of the campaign, which is currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Wehrlein, who raced in F1 with Manor and Sauber between 2016 and 2017, joined Mahindra ahead of the 2018-19 season and agreed a three-year deal which was originally set to run until the end of 2020-21.

But on Monday afternoon, Wehrlein confirmed his Mahindra exit in an Instagram post which read: “From today onwards I will no longer be part of Mahindra Racing

“My interest was to finish the season but the current situation didn’t allow so.

“I can’t say much about my future but will keep you informed.”

Mahindra is yet to comment on the matter, though an official announcement - including details on Wehrlein’s replacement to partner Jerome d'Ambrosio - is expected imminently.

The 25-year-old finished 12th in the standings during his maiden Formula E campaign with Mahindra in 2018-19, recording a best result of second place in Chile.

Wehrlein sits 14th after the opening five rounds of the current Formula E season having scored points on just two occasions so far.

The Formula E season is expected to resume in August once it is safe to do so following the coronavirus crisis. 

 

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