Will Stevens: “We’re getting into a good rhythm”

The Manor F1 Team arrive in Bahrain for round four of the 2015 Formula 1 Season with extra confidence after seeing both Will Stevens and Roberto Merhi finish last weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix.

Stevens was able to start his first race of the season after being forced to miss both the Australian and Malaysian rounds with software and mechanical issues, and now hopes to have another positive weekend in Bahrain.

“Although a back to back race always presents a challenge for the team due to the quick turnaround, as a driver it is always amazing to be able to get back in the car so quickly,” said Stevens.

“That’s particularly the case after a good race for us in China. Now we’re getting into a good rhythm, I’m really hungry for more so we can keep driving the team forward.

“Last season’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was my first taste of night racing and it was a fantastic experience, so I’m really excited about racing under the floodlights here and to the challenging conditions this track poses for the car and driver.”

Team-mate Merhi is also eager to continue the momentum the team seem to be building after taking his second finish in two races last weekend in China. He will be competing in his first night race this weekend, and can’t wait for the sessions to start on Friday.

“I’m very excited to be racing in Bahrain this weekend,” insisted Merhi. “The track looks amazing, particularly at night, and has a pretty interesting set of challenges for the car, due to the track conditions, the heat and the wind.

“It’s good to be able to get back in the car so soon as we seem to have a good momentum building and it is important that we take advantage of that to keep driving our development programme forward. I can’t wait to get started on Friday.”