The Sauber F1 Team’s Pascal Wehrlein has pulled out of the 2017 Race of Champions in Miami following the advice of doctors at the event.

The German had a heavy crash during Saturday’s individual event and as result will not take part in the Nations Cup part of the event on Sunday. Speaking about the news, Wehrlein commented by saying:

I’m very sorry to withdraw from today’s ROC Nations Cup. I’d really like to race again and I feel fine, but the doctors have advised me to rest so of course I will take their advice. It’s no more than mild discomfort but my real priority for the coming year is my Formula 1 season. So while I’m sad to be missing out on all the action, I send my best wishes to my team-mate Sebastian Vettel and the rest of the competitors here in Miami and I wish them another exciting day’s racing.

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