Born in Germany in 1994, the German-Mauritian driver started his racing career in karts in 2003. Progressing to the Formula 3 Euro Series in 2012, Wehrlein finished second in the championship that same year to Dani Juncadella.
The following year, Wehrlein made his debut in the DTM at the age of 18 with Mucke Motorsport before switching to rival team HWA in 2014. Here, he became the youngest driver in the series history to claim pole position and win a race on route to 8th in the championship with 46 points to his name. That same year, it was announced that the German driver would act as a reserve driver for the Mercedes-AMG Formula One squad.
In 2015, Wehrlein clinched the DTM championship title with five podiums, one fastest lap and two wins, becoming at the time the youngest driver to win the German touring car championship.
This performance put the German on the radar for Formula 1, where he made his debut with Manor Racing in 2016. Wehrlein scored his and Manor's only point of the season at the Austrian Grand Prix with a tenth-place finish.
With Manor folding in early 2017, Wehrlein moved to Sauber Formula One team where he scored the team's only points of the season before moving back to the DTM the following year to drive for HWA, where he finished 8th in the championship.
On the first day of Formula E pre-2018/19 season testing in Valencia, Mahindra Racing announced that Wehrlein would partner with Jerome d'Ambrosio for the Indian team's 2018/19 campaign. Over the course of the season, the German driver racked up one podium finish and came painfully close to clinching his maiden victory in Mexico City.
Showing plenty of promise, Wehrlein was signed for another season with the Indian manufacturer, partnering Jerome d'Ambrosio for a second season.
For 2020/21, Wehrlein made the move to TAG Heuer Porsche. It was a story of missed opportunities, with infringements costing him and the team its first Formula E win in Puebla for one. Without the double DSQ, the Germans would have been troubling the sharp end of the standings. As it was, he settled for 11th in the table.
Heading into his fourth season in the all-electric championship, all eyes were on Wehrlein to secure his and the legendary German marque's first win in the series.
Round 3 would be a story of redemption for Wehrlein, arriving in Mexico City where he had been denied victory before. The team-driver pairing dominated the proceedings with a clear drive, toying with the rest of the field as they ran a perfectly judged energy management strategy and leading teammate Andre Lotterer for a commanding first 1-2.
This was to be the highlight of their season, technical issues took Wehrlein out of controlling lead around the fabled streets of Monaco. With the German made regular points finishes cracking into the top 10 to end the season in 10th.
Continuing with Porsche for a third campaign in Season 9, popular German faces a new challenge with the start of the Gen3 era with an all-new car and a brand new teammate in the way of Antonio Felix da Costa as they challenge for the big prize.