He’s done it again. After scoring his best personal result in Formula 1 at the Austrian Grand Prix, today at Silverstone (England), the home race for the Manor team, and in very changeable and difficult track conditions, Roberto managed to finish 12th, his best position so far in Formula 1.
After struggling the whole weekend, Roberto has turned the tables in the race, especially helped by the rain that started in the final stages of the race, and that allowed him to totally recover the difference with his team mate and to pass him. Roberto showed again his well known skills in the wet, when he’s able to make the difference.
After the British Grand Prix, Formula 1 will have a three week break before the next race, to be held at Hungaroring, near Budapest, a track where Merhi was recently second at the wheel of a WSR 3.5.
Roberto Merhi: “The final laps have been very interesting. We stopped quickly, as soon as it started to rain, but only a part of the track was wet and it took a while before it started to really rain all over the circuit, so I had to do a second stop to put another set of intermediate tyres on as the first set was totally worn out on the dry parts of the track. In that time I managed to recover time to Will and get up to 12th position, which is a great result for the team and also for me. I’m very happy, my season is clearly improving and my motivation is on a high at this moment.”