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Roberto Merhi to debut in Australia with Manor

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Just days before the opening Grand Prix of the 2015 Formula 1 season, the Manor F1 Team have announced that Roberto Merhi as their second driver.

The Spaniard, who ran three free practice sessions last season in Italy, Japan and Russia with the now-defunct Caterham F1 Team, will join the already confirmed Will Stevens in the team.

In a tweet on his official Twitter account, Merhi thanked Manor for giving him the opportunity to race in Melbourne.

“I will like to thank @ManorF1Team for the opportunity and I hope to pay back the hard work of the team with a solid weekend! #TeamMerhi”

Merhi was a championship contender driving for Zeta Corse in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2014, talking the battle down to the final race of the season before ultimately losing to 2015 Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz Jr.

The twenty-three-year-old steps up into a Formula 1 race seat for the first time, having tested last week back in the Formula Renault 3.5 test for Pons Racing in Jerez.

Fellow 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series star Stevens will make his full-time debut this season having himself made his race debut for Caterham in the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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