(© Ben Johnston 2015)
The Manor Formula One Team have confirmed that Roberto Merhi will drive alongside Will Stevens for this weekend’s season opening Australian Grand Prix in Albert Park Melbourne.
The Spanish Formula Renault 3.5 Series driver is no stranger to Formula One having driven for the Caterham F1 Team during a number of Free Practice sessions last season however this weekend will be the first time that he will have raced a Formula One car.
Merhi hopes that he will be able to use his race drive with Manor this weekend as spring board to secure a full time drive with the UK based outfit for the 2015 season.
The Spaniard said he is needs a sponsor in order to continue racing in Formula One however he has been unable to secure support in Spain. Merhi joins double world champion Fernando Alonso as the second Spanish driver on the Formula One grid.
© Ben Johnston 2015