Tag Archive: Roberto Merhi

May 07

WEC: Porsche takes second place and leads both World Championship standings

The second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship was a tough test for the Porsche Team

2016-05-07-Saturday-0069Despite a problem with the hybrid system, the trio of Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb finished second with their Porsche 919 Hybrid in Spa-Francorchamps and extended their lead in the drivers’ championship.

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May 06

WEC: The two Porsche 919 Hybrids will start from the front row for the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship

Both Porsche 919 Hybrids on front row in Spa

2016-05-06-0106 The reigning world champions Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber claimed pole position with their number 1 car for Saturday’s six-hour race. Next to them on the grid in Spa-Francorchamps is the sister-car number 2 of Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb.

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Mar 30

WEC: Roberto Merhi completes Manor line-up

Former F1 Driver Roberto Merhi rejoins Manor to complete its driver line up for the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship

2016-03-25-0037 Only a few days after making a successful debut at the Prologue, the Manor team are pleased to announce the completion of their driver line up for 2016.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 01

Haryanto deadline looming?

“This week will be critical for Rio’s hopes of entering F1”

Haryanto deadline looming?Rio Haryanto’s hopes of joining the 2016 F1 grid with Manor could be realised this week – provided he has found the backing to guarantee one of the last two seats on offer…

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Nov 28

F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Rosberg on sixth straight pole for 2015 finale

Nico Rosberg dazzles on his way to a sixth straight F1 pole position in Abu Dhabi under the Yas Marina floodlights; Vettel eliminated in Q1

Rosberg on sixth straight pole for 2015 finaleNico Rosberg will start the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix season finale from a sixth consecutive pole position after a dazzling qualifying effort under the Yas Marina Circuit floodlights. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Manor Marussia F1 Team signs Rossi

American GP2 Series title contender to race in five of the remaining rounds of the 2015 season

09 - Manor F1 TeamThe Manor Marussia F1 Team is pleased to announce that it has signed Alexander Rossi as Race Driver for five of the seven remaining rounds of the 2015 season, competing alongside Will Stevens. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 13

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: Vaxiviere wins race 2 at the Red Bull Ring (updated)

Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) has scored his third success this year in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series.

Starting from pole, the Lotus F1 Team Junior protégé conserved the lead to win race 2 on the day, ahead of Racing Steps Foundation driver Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports) and rookie Roy Nissany (Tech 1 Racing), who strode on to the podium for the first time in the category.

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Jul 11

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: Rowland and Vaxiviere each claim a pole

“To be honest, this morning I drove like a nutter and the car stayed on track” – Oliver Rowland

placeholder+imageLeader in the general classification, Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports) took the pole position for race one on Sunday with a time of 1:17.641.

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Jun 14

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: Oliver Rowland’s perfect start (updated)

Formula Renault 3.5 Series leader, Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports) came up big on Sunday at Budapest.

After a perfect launch from fifth place on the grid, the Racing Steps Foundation protégé overtook pole winner Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) for the lead and went on to control the passing attempts of his rival throughout the 27 lap of the race. With his runner-up finish, the French driver now trails the Englishman by 16 points in the championship. Also starting from row three, rookie Gustav Malja (Strakka Racing) scored his maiden podium result in the category.

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Jun 14

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: Vaxiviere on pole for race two

Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) claimed pole for Sunday’s race at the Hungaroring by clocking a fastest lap of 1:29.221.

Vaxiviere on pole for race twoFresh from his win on Saturday, Egor Orudzhev (Arden Motorsport) will start alongside him on the front row, while Jazeman Jaafar (Fortec Motorsports), Roberto Merhi (Pons Racing) and points leader Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports) round off the top five.

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Jun 13

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: Maiden win for Egor Orudzhev in Hungary

Starting from the front row, the SMP Racing protégé got the better of the pole man

World Series by Renault logo On this Saturday, Russian Egor Orudzhev (Arden Motorsport) became the first rookie to win this season in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series.

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Mar 09

Manor Marussia F1 Team announces further driver plans

Roberto Merhi to race alongside Will Stevens – Jordan King signed as Development Driver

09 - Manor F1 TeamThe Manor Marussia F1 Team is pleased to announce that rising Spanish star Roberto Merhi will be racing alongside Will Stevens in the opening rounds of the 2015 season.

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Nov 20

Merhi in Abu Dhabi with Caterham race hopes

Roberto Merhi is in Abu Dhabi where he hopes to complete Caterham’s Abu Dhabi lineup this weekend.

20131020-0097 That is the news of the Spanish publication El Confidencial, following reports elsewhere that the 23-year-old rookie’s management claims it has an existing deal in place to race for the struggling Leafield based team. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Beschir in Caterham link, Sainz to test Red Bull

Lebanese driver Khalil Beschir is another candidate at Caterham

11 - Caterham F1 Team The list of potential teammates for confirmed Caterham driver Kamui Kobayashi in Abu Dhabi is growing by the hour. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Roberto Merhi officially confirmed for Macau GP with Double R

Latest news from Double R Racing…
Roberto Merhi - Spa F3 Podium Spanish single-seater ace Roberto Merhi has today, Wednesday, 5th November, been officially confirmed as Double R Racing’s lead entry into this year’s Suncity Group Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix with key support and backing from high-profile Chinese online gaming business W66.com.

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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 »

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