Tag Archive: Roberto Merhi

Jul 24

My target is still F1 – Roberto Merhi

With two victories in the last three races he is now the main rival of Carlos Sainz

[Feature] Roberto Merhi: 'My target is still F1'Back in single-seaters after two years in the DTM, Roberto Merhi heads to the summer break in second place in the general classification, as well as top rookie. With a podium result in the first race of the season, the Zeta Corse driver is now the man to beat in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series.

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Jul 13

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: Roberto Merhi back in contention before summer break

On Sunday, Roberto Merhi (Zeta Corse) took his second victory in this year’s Formula Renault 3.5 Series.

Roberto Merhi back in contention before summer breakSix years after his win at the Nürburgring in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, the Spaniard has won on this same circuit ahead of the Lotus duo of Matthieu Vaxiviere and Marlon Stockinger. In the championship, Roberto Merhi is now second overall, 39 points behind countryman Carlos Sainz (DAMS), who was eliminated in a first corner incident.

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Jul 12

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: A perfect day for Carlos Sainz

Carlos Sainz (DAMS) returned to his winning ways on the return of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series to the Nürburgring.

A perfect day for Carlos SainzStarting from pole, his sixth of the season, the Red Bull Junior Team driver led from start to finish for the victory ahead of Roberto Merhi (Zeta Corse) and Sergey Sirotkin (Fortec Motorsports).

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Jul 11

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: Roberto continues on his Merhi way

Sauber F1 Team reserve driver, Sergey Sirotkin (Fortec Motorsports) posted the quickest time in the morning session.

Roberto continues on his Merhi wayWinner two weeks ago in Moscow Roberto Merhi (Zeta Corse) was quickest in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series collective tests. In the return of the World Series by Renault premier class at the Nürburgring, the Spaniard, who was victorious on this same circuit in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 in 2008, set the fastest lap on Friday stopping the clock in 1:42.179 to lead the Red Bull Junior Team drivers, Pierre Gasly (Arden Motorsport) and Carlos Sainz (DAMS).

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Jun 29

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: First win for Roberto Merhi and Zeta Corse

At the Moscow Raceway

First win for Roberto Merhi and Zeta CorseBack in open-wheel competition this year, Roberto Merhi gave his team Zeta Corse a day to remember on home soil with a first pole position and victory, as well as the fastest lap in the race.

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Mar 16

Pascal Wehrlein moves up to DTM

Pascal Wehrlein will take the wheel of the sixth Mercedes-Benz the 2013 DTM season.

Ralf Schumacher - photo DTM MediaFIA Formula 3 European Championship logoHis team-mate at RSC Mücke Motorsport will be Daniel Juncadella, reigning Formula 3 European champion. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

No Mercedes DTM seat for Kubica

Robert Kubica has been left out of Mercedes’ lineup for the German touring car series DTM in 2013.

DTM - AMG Mercedes C-Coupe - Robert Kubica (18)DTM - AMG Mercedes C-Coupe - Robert Kubica (10)Last month, the Pole tested one of the German marque’s cars, with Toto Wolff saying it was a “proper test in a proper race car”. “Let’s see how it goes,” said Mercedes’ new motor racing director. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

Spengler wins his first DTM title at Hockenheim

Bruno Spengler is the 2012 DTM champion

DTM logoBy winning the race on the Hockenheim circuit for the last race of the DTM season, Bruno Spengler finally won his first title in the DTM. Gary Paffett finished runner-up. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

A sensationally strong Formula 3 Euro Series grid

Significant interest from guest drivers is expected for the other Formula 3 Euro Series’ events as well.

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesFlagworld - FIAWhen the starting lights will turn to green for next weekend’s season opener at Hockenheim, twenty up-and-coming young drivers from ten countries will start into the new season at the 4.574 kilometres long race track in the province of Baden-Württemberg and battle for the first classifications as well as the succession of reigning champion Roberto Merhi, who has graduated into the DTM. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

Mercedes-Benz Junior Team: Bringing on new talent in the DTM

New Mercedes-Benz DTM Junior Team for 2012 consisting of Roberto Merhi, Christian Vietoris and Robert Wickens

Robert WickensMercedes-Benz logoSuccessful Mercedes-Benz Junior Team of the 1990s featuring Michael Schumacher, Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Karl Wendlinger to serve as model. Mercedes-Benz youth development as stepping stone to Formula One and DTM: Eight out of 24 F1 drivers in 2012 and five out of nine Mercedes-Benz DTM drivers in 2011 previously competed in Formula 3 in a Mercedes-powered car. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 08

Roberto Merhi’s world tour

It is the time to reap the harvest of a spectacular 2011 season for Roberto Merhi.

Roberto Merhi - AutosportF3 - Zandvoort - Roberto MerhiThe Spanish driver claimed victory in the world’s two most important Formula 3 championships this year, the Euro Series and the FIA International Trophy, and has accordingly picked up international plaudits.

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Nov 20

Macau victory for Daniel Juncadella

Today, Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) celebrated the biggest victory of his motorsport career to date.  

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesAt the 6.12 kilometres long Guia Circuit, the Spaniard won the 58th Macau Grand Prix, one of the world’s most prestigious Formula 3 races. After an action-packed race, Marco Wittmann (Signature) finished third behind Felipe Nasr (Carlin). Thus, a driver from the Formula 3 Euro Series wins the race in the former Portuguese colony for the third year in a row.

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Nov 19

Victory for Marco Wittmann in Macau qualification race

Starting from pole position, Marco Wittmann only had to battle for his position in the first run up to the Lisboa corner

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesMarco Wittmann (Signature) has won the qualification race for the 58th Macau Grand Prix, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday at 15.30 h local time (8.30 h CET). At the 6.12 kilometres long Guia circuit, the German Euro Series’ driver finished ahead of Felipe Nasr (Carlin) and Formula 3 Euro Series’ Champion Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam), who finished second and third respectively. Six drivers from the Formula 3 Euro Series scored a top ten finish.

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Nov 18

Front row of the grid for Marco Wittmann and Roberto Merhi

58th Macau Grand Prix qualifying report

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesIn second qualifying for the 58th Macau Grand Prix, that took place in dry conditions, Marco Wittmann (Signature, 2:12.790 minutes) came out on top. This year’s runner-up of the Formula 3 Euro Series only came to the fore in the final seconds of a thrilling qualifying session, toppling Euro Series’ champion Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam, 2:12.854 minutes), who ended up second. At the 6.12 kilometres long Guia Circuit in the former Portuguese colony, the two Formula 3 Euro Series’ drivers were separated by only 0.064 seconds.

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Nov 17

A costly and angry day for Merhi in Macau

The two sides of fortune have been apparent at the start of the 58th Macau Grand Prix for Roberto Merhi.

F3 - Macau - Roberto MerhiThe Prema driver flew around the Chinese street track to take provisional pole position in first qualifying, becoming the first Spaniard in history to achieve the feat. But the day ended on the  receiving end of a severe grid penalty for Saturday’s opening race.

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Nov 17

Fastest time for Roberto Merhi in first qualifying

Roberto Merhi already moved up to the top of the time sheets at the start of the first qualifying session.

Macau-GPF3 Formula 3 EuroseriesRoberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam, 2:28.860 minutes), the reigning Formula 3 Euro Series champion, showed off his skills in first qualifying for the 58th Macau Grand Prix. At the rain-soaked 6.12 kilometres long Guia circuit, the Spaniard set the fastest time from Marco Wittmann (Signature, 2:30.535 minutes) and Felipe Nasr (Carlin, 2:30.639 minutes).

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Nov 16

Euro Series Champion Merhi wants Macau win as icing on the cake

Jazeman Jaafar races close to home at the Macau Grand Prix

Macau-GP F3 - Macau - Jazeman JaafarThis weekend, the planet’s best Formula 3 drivers will compete in a very special event: the Macau Grand Prix. This year, the prestigious race also represents the final round of ’FIA Formula 3 International Trophy’ that was won early by Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam).

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Nov 03

Season stats confirm Roberto Merhi’s dominance

In the end, there was just one statistic where he didn’t prevail

F3 - Valencia - Roberto MerhiF3 - Roberto Merhi - Paul RicardRoberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) did not only win the 2011 Formula 3 Euro Series title but also secured the top position in nearly every season statistic: He won more races than anybody else, secured more podiums than any other driver, clinched the biggest number of poles for the first and the third races – and the biggest number of fastest race laps also was set by the Prema driver.

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Oct 23

Marco Wittmann claims runner-up spot

Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) completed the best season of his motorsport career to date with a victory.

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesHockenheimring Baden-WürttembergIn the Formula 3 Euro Series finale at the 4.574 kilometres long Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, the already-crowned champion from Spain won from the best rookie Nigel Melker (Mücke Motorsport) and Daniel Juncadella (Mücke Motorsport).

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Oct 22

Maiden season victory for Felix Rosenqvist

“I am happy to have won my first race in the Formula 3 Euro Series” – Rosenqvist

Hockenheimring Baden-WürttembergF3 Formula 3 EuroseriesMasters winner Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport) had to wait a long time before he could finally celebrate a victory in the Formula 3 Euro Series as well. In the 26th season round at the 4.574 kilometres long Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, he took the chequered flag in first place. Champion Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) came home second ahead of Daniel Abt (Signature).

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