Roberto Merhi has been one of the revelations of the WEC in 2016 after signing a positive debut in the championship at the controls of the Oreca 05-Nissan team Manor. Although by the interests of the budget of the team was only able to play seven of the nine tests of the Endurance World, the rider from castellón left his stamp on several moments of the season, being one of the most prominent drivers of the category LMP2 in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. All in all, Merhi does not have secured their stay in the WEC and already look at other options after competing alongside Matt Rao and Richard Bradley this year.
“In general has been really good, especially Le Mans. It was an incredible experience. We were competitive in the race, although we could not get a result for the problems of other drivers. Sure there are always things to improve, but in summary we are happy,” explained Roberto Merhi in statements to ‘Motorsport.com’, something that however does not assure a future in the team: “At this time, I have no idea. It is a good opportunity and a good team, but we will see. it Is difficult to know if you do not have budget. LMP2 is a professional category, but is not as LMP1 or GTE-Pro in terms of economic”.
Perhaps for this uncertain future in the WEC, Roberto Merhi look at other options to continue his career, among which he turns to assess competing in competitions. Perhaps for this reason, Merhi believes that Formula E is a good option in the future if you can’t continue competing in the Endurance World: “it Is a championship well, has circuits interesting and professional pilots. I prefer formula cars to sports to be honest”. All in all, Merhi has also recognized that today, jump to the Formula And is an option complicated.