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Former F1 racer Roberto Merhi in F2 return frame – Motorsports

Merhi has emerged as a candidate for partner Lirim Zendeli in MP Motorsport and will be the first F2 campaign since 2018 to appear in both MP and Campos Racing.

He returned to the F2 car cockpit for a postseason test in Bahrain last month and joined the HWA Race Lab with FIA F3 racer Matteo Nannini.

Merhi told Motorsport.com that he was still uncertain about plans for the 2021 campaign and is considering various options.

“May be small [of racing in F2]But that’s certainly not 100 percent, “said the Spaniards. “To be honest, I’m looking for all the options. I’m also looking at the US and WEC. In two weeks you can see what’s going on. ”

Meri’s recent race appearance was welcomed by the Eurasian Motorsports team at last year’s FIA World Endurance Championship, where she piloted the Ligier JSP217 in the Spa’s LMP2 class and the Le Mans 24 Hours.

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.

“We had a big problem with the car breakdown, but the team did a very good job of making sure it was working,” he reported on the test.

Louis Deletraz, MP Motorsport

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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 finishing ninth overall with three wins, including a feature race win 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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