Merhi hoping for positive second half of 2015

Roberto Merhi feels, prior to the mid-season break, he was beginning to find his touch in a Formula 1 car, and hopes to continue his development this weekend when the season resumes in Belgium.

The Manor F1 Team driver has fond memories of the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, taking his first ever single-seater victory of his career back in 2007, and feels the circuit is one that is demanding and requires a lot of skill to master.

“It’s good to be back after the holidays and to get back to racing here at Spa, which is definitely my favourite circuit,” said Merhi. “I won my first Formula race here in 2007, in Formula Renault.

“Not only is it a very demanding circuit, and a real test of skill, but you also have other factors in the mix, like the weather, which can be really tricky as it is very changeable.

“Prior to the break, I felt that things were really starting to come together for me a little more and I was much more confident with the car. I hope to pick up where I left off and have a really positive second half of the season for me and the team.”