Mercedes reserve Pascal Wehrlein joins Race of Champions field

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The news of Mercedes reserve driver Pascal Wehrlein joining the Race of Champions field isn’t so much news as how it was announced.

With McLaren-Honda’s much anticipated driver announcement finally coming Thursday, McLaren’s former engine partner trolled them in as good a way as possible.

Inevitably, such a tease in the tweet like that produces an extra incentive to click on the link and open to see what the news is.

Of the announcement, Wehrlein said, “It’s a great honor for me to be asked to participate in this well established prestigious event. I’ve followed the Race of Champions in the past on TV and am looking forward to my maiden outing with top drivers from around the world.”

The RoC occurs this weekend in Barbados, and will air on NBCSN on December 18 at 7 p.m. ET.