Merhi joins Double R Racing for Spa
Roberto Merhi has this morning been officially confirmed as part of the Double R Racing line-up for this coming weekend’s Cooper Tires British Formula 3 Championship event at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.
Signing an eleventh hour deal with Anthony ‘Boyo’ Hieatt’s Woking-based squad to join regular drivers Camren Kaminsky and Andy Chang, the Spanish 23-year-old’s participation in the fourth race meeting of the British F3 season will qualify him for November’s Macau Grand Prix.
Piloting a Mercedes-powered Dallara F312, a car he will only get behind the wheel of on Thursday during free practice, Merhi makes a welcome return to the ranks of F3 for the first time since 2011 when he won the then Formula 3 Euro Series title – now FIA Formula 3 European Championship. After a couple of seasons in the DTM touring car series as part of the Mercedes Benz Junior Team, Merhi returned to single-seaters this year in F1 feeder category Formula Renault 3.5 Series where he is already a double race winner and currently placed second in the championship standings.