Former Marussia F1 and Mercedes DTM racer Roberto Merhi are ready to return to F2 this season for the first time in two years.
Merhi has emerged as a surprise candidate for MP Motorsport partner Lirim Zendeli, making it the first F2 campaign since 2018 to appear in both MP and Campos Racing.
He returned to the cockpit of an F2 car for post-season testing in Bahrain last month, where he joined the HWA Race Lab with FIA F3 racer Matteo Nannini. With dual F2-F3 campaign.
Meri told Autosport that he was still uncertain about plans for the 2021 campaign and was considering a variety of options.
“May be small [of racing in F2]But that’s certainly not 100 percent, “the Spaniards told autosport.
“To be honest, I’m looking for all the options. I’m also looking for the US and WEC.
“I know what the situation will be in two weeks.”
Meri’s recent race appearance was welcomed by the Eurasian Motorsports team to fly the Ligier JSP217 in the Spa’s LMP2 class and the 24 Hours of Le Mans at last year’s FIA World Endurance Championship.
Only two teams in the LMP2 class of this year’s series (WRT and ARC Bratislava) have not yet announced a complete driver lineup.
Meri says his call by HWA for the Bahrain F2 test is last-minute and he is on his way to the airport for a vacation on Tenerife when he receives a call and diverts his plans. Clarified.
“There was a big problem with the car’s breakdown, but the team did a very good job of making sure it was working,” he reported on the test.
Veteran F2 racer Louis Delétraz is also understood to be competing for the remaining MP seats, and he participated in the Bahrain test with the Dutch team.
The team enjoyed one of the strongest F2 campaigns last year, with Felipedragovich winning three, including a feature race in Bahrain.
Nobuharu Matsushita also won the Diet race, but lost three races before the end of the season to give way to HWA convert Giuliano Aresi.
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