Merhi: “Best holder in GP3 that reservation at F1”


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won the Grand Prix of Russia, but in united States is the shift of the local rider, Alexander Rossi. Roberto Merhi – only one race this season with Manor, which will close the championship in Abu Dhabi. The Spanish spoke to Autosport and analyzed their future, which is expected to be in Formula 1 as a pilot owner. Has two offers on the table, but still waiting for sponsors to help financially to continue in the premier class of motor racing, while his team still to announce its line-up for the next course. The Benicassim ensures that it does not support being a substitute and be on the big prizes without having option to get in the car. Therefore, reconsiders search another competition if you don’t get a steering wheel for 2016.

as Well as explained, recognizing that not fun without pilot: “For me it is very boring to go on the circuit and not driving. Be only the third pilot is not what I’m looking for, I do not like to be in the circuit without running”. Formula 1 is the pinnacle of the world of the engine, but Merhi would choose before be holder in a category lower than that substitute in this discipline: “I Prefer to be a pilot in GP3 that substitute in Formula 1, because there is more fun if you pilot.” he Confesses he still intends to stay here, but there is life beyond this championship: “There are many other categories, such as the WEC or Indycar, both series more interesting out of the Formula 1. My manager is looking at what is the best solution for next year”.

Although its future in the Manor is in the air, it receives with open arms the arrival of Mercedes at that today is his team. The new chassis and the new propellant may represent a step forward from your current team in 2016: “it’s Going to be a great improvement. Depending on the tracks the car could be up to two seconds faster, and we will also have a new box of changes, and many things that will help us to make the car more competitive,”. A single-seater that unknown whether it will lead, but he does not want to be neither tester or pilot development. Pascal Wehrlein wins integers to be one of the two holders and Stevens, Rossi, and Mehri would be held the other seat.

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