SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 11: Pascal Wehrlein of Germany and Manor Racing walks in the Paddock during practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Brazil at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 11, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Pascal Wehrlein has been given the green light by medical professionals and is back in action for the first time since the 2016 season finale at Abu Dhabi.

The German driver is behind the wheel of the Sauber C36 Ferrari for the first time after sitting out last week’s test due to injuries sustained in the Race of Champions.

"We are pleased to inform that Pascal will be ready to hit the track with the #C36,” Sauber said on Twitter.

As the pit lane opened at the Circuit de Catalonia, Pascal steered the Sauber out onto the track to kick off the second and final test of the 2017 pre F1 season. .