Tag Archive: Roberto Merhi

Oct 16

Caterham hits back at Kobayashi claims

“Regarding Kamui’s comment, all I can say – and again, I’m answering with facts”

2014-06-07_0578 Kamui Kobayashi’s job at Caterham appears even more tenuous after boss Manfredi Ravetto rebuked the Japanese’s comments after the Russian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Kobayashi, Merhi unclear over Caterham future

Roberto Merhi and Kamui Kobayashi remain in the dark about how struggling Caterham will tackle the remaining trio of grands prix in 2014.

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Kamui KobayashiSpanish rookie Merhi had been tipped for several weeks now to replace Japanese regular Kobayashi, but for the moment he is confined to Friday practice duties. Kobayashi, on the other hand, is being told race-by-race whether he will be on race duty.

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Oct 09

Bianchi crash and politics overshadow Sochi preparations

Bernie Ecclestone has argued consistently that F1’s first visit to Russia should not be mixed with the country’s political situation.

Bernie Ecclestone - Vladimir Putin 2 F1 has made the 8,000 kilometre trek from Suzuka to the all-new Sochi Autodrom, but many are not in the mood to celebrate the sport’s latest destination. That is not just because the Russian grand prix is controversial in the shadow of the Ukraine conflict, with president Vladimir Putin slated to attend. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Kobayashi retains Caterham seat for home race

Kamui Kobayashi has retained his race seat at Caterham for his home grand prix this weekend.

IMG_5973 As the team seeks new sources of income in the wake of founder Tony Fernandes’ shock mid-season exit, the Japanese driver lost his place to Andre Lotterer at Spa in August. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Sainz ‘very upset’ with Verstappen signing

Carlos Sainz jr’s famous father has expressed disappointment with Red Bull’s decision-making in 2014.

GP3 - Carlos Sainz Jr (MW Arden) Earlier, 20-year-old Spaniard Sainz jr was regarded as the undoubted cream of the energy drink’s driver development programme, and therefore the favourite to make his F1 debut in 2015 with Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Kobayashi keeps Caterham seat for Singapore

Kamui Kobayashi will stay at the wheel of his green Caterham for this weekend’s Singapore grand prix.

2014-06-08_0727 After Andre Lotterer took his place at Spa as the team’s new management seeks sponsored drivers, media reports had suggested Roberto Merhi, Andrea Caldarelli and Roman Rusinov were now next in line for Kobayashi’s cockpit.
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Sep 16

Caldarelli rules himself out for Caterham seat

Andrea Caldarelli has counted himself out of the running to race for Caterham in the near future.

9. (1280x1024)As the cockpit reshuffling continues in the wake of Kamui Kobayashi’s missed race at Spa, it is known that the team’s new leadership wants Roberto Merhi to drive the car under Singapore’s lights this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Russian linked with Caterham seat for Sochi

Daniil Kvyat might not be the only Russian on the Sochi grid next month.

Roman Rusinov portrait The Russian publication Sportbox claims that, amid the cockpit reshuffling under Caterham’s new management, 32-year-old Roman Rusinov is in the running to debut in Russia. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 14

Nato wins, Merhi closes in on Sainz

Winner at Monaco, Norman Nato (DAMS) did it again at the Hungaroring.

Nato wins, Merhi closes in on Sainz

Sunday, the French driver put in a perfect start to get the better of pole man Roberto Merhi (Zeta Corse) and went on to take his second victory in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series. Red Bull Junior Team driver, Pierre Gasly (Arden Motorsport) completed the podium.

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Sep 10

Kobayashi could race Caterham again in Singapore

Kamui Kobayashi could return to the wheel of his Caterham next weekend in Singapore.

2014-06-08_0727 At Monza, while the Japanese was drafted back in for the Italian grand prix, it was obvious that Caterham chiefs were looking ahead for a Singapore debut for Spaniard Roberto Merhi. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Kobayashi ‘not happy’ with Caterham situation

Kamui Kobayashi may be back on the grid, but that doesn’t mean he is “happy”.

2014-03-02 - Caterham F1 Team - Bahrain - Kamui Kobayashi 02 As Caterham’s new management took hold, the Japanese was sidelined in Belgium two weeks ago in favour of Andre Lotterer and his sponsor Hype. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Busy Monza weekend kicks off on Thursday

“Beautiful battle”

GP2 - Monza Not surprisingly, a big crowd gathered in the press conference room at Monza as hostilities resumed between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
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Sep 04

Caterham confirms Kobayashi return

Kobayashi heading to Monza for Caterham return

2014-06-08_0727 Caterham on Thursday confirmed reports Kamui Kobayashi is returning to race duty this weekend at Monza. The Japanese was sidelined two weeks ago at Spa-Francorchamps, as reigning Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer and his sponsor Hype stepped into the green car.
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Sep 03

Lotterer turns down chance to race Caterham at Monza

Andre Lotterer has turned down the chance to make a second appearance for Caterham this weekend at Monza.

2014-08-20 - Caterham F1 Team - Andre Lotterer Earlier, it was expected Spanish rookie Roberto Merhi, and not the reigning Le Mans winner Lotterer who replaced Kamui Kobayashi at Spa, would be in action this weekend for the Italian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Lotterer could return for Caterham at Monza

Mere days before the Italian grand prix, the identity of Caterham’s second race driver is still unclear.

André Lotterer - Caterham - (photo Getty Images) Reports from Japan suggest Kamui Kobayashi will definitely not be back at the wheel of the car at Monza, having already sat out Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Merhi waiting on F1 license for Monza debut

Next in line to drive ousted Kamui Kobayashi’s Caterham

20131020-0117 Roberto Merhi is only waiting on his F1 super license before receiving the green light to make his grand prix debut next weekend at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

Van der Garde secures 2015 Sauber race seat – reports

Giedo van der Garde looks set to step up to a Sauber race seat for 2015.

2014-06-07_0138 The Dutch daily Algemeen Dagblad, and the specialist Dutch source Formule 1, are citing ‘sources’ close to the Swiss team and van der Garde that report that negotiations between the Sauber reserve driver and team management have been successful. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Caterham lines up new Kobayashi substitute for Monza

The big frontrunner now is Roberto Merhi

20131020-0097 Roberto Merhi has admitted he is in the running to be the next occupant of sidelined Caterham racer Kamui Kobayashi’s seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Chilton fumbles as F1’s next ‘pay-drivers’ line up

“What everyone seems to think has happened is not the case”

IMG_6058 He didn’t want to say the words, but Max Chilton insists a Marussia kerfuffle in Belgium should not be interpreted as a simple ‘pay-driver’ in distress. Read the rest of this entry »

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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