The Sauber F1 Team confirmed on Thursday that following his accident during last month’s Race Of Champions, Pascal Wehrlein will moss the opening Formula One winter test at the Barcelona Circuit Du Catalunya.

The German who joined the Swiss based outfit for 2017 following the closure of the Manor Racing Team continues medical checks.

Antonio Giovinazzi has been called in by the Hinwil based outfit to sub for Wehrlein.

The first of two pre-season tests gets underway on February 27.

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