About Roberto Merhi

Early years

Roberto Merhi made it into Formula One without funding or sponsorship.

He was able to climb from competing in local karting to racing in Formula One, the pinnacle of the automotive racing world just relying on his talent and opportunities.

When I was young I always thought that if did it, I would”.

Roberto Merhi made it into Formula One without funding or sponsorship.

He was able to climb from competing in local karting to racing in Formula One, the pinnacle of the automotive racing world just relying on his talent and opportunities.

When I was young I always thought that if did it, I would”.

Professional Racing Driver

Early years

Pure Talent

He was able to climb from competing in local karting to racing in Formula One, the pinnacle of the automotive racing world just relying on his talent and opportunities.

At five years old Roberto was already a regular member of the local karting; his father was an amateur racer with his mother supporting as mechanic. The smell of the hot racing tyres soon got into Roberto who did his first race in karts being 8 years old.

Roberto Merhi

Career

The karting successes were numerous, including winning the Winter Cup in 2006 and the Trofeo Industria and the Spanish National Championship in 2005.

2006 was his final year in karting and his debut with open-wheel cars. His final race in karting ended with a second place in the World Series. Soon afterwards Roberto was given the change to do his first ever Formula Three Race in Valencia finishing 14th.

In 2007, his first full season with open-wheel cars, he raced in the National Spanish Formula 3, the Spanish GT Championship, the Eurocup Renault 2.0 and in the Italian Formula Renault 2.0.

Roberto followed a similar path in 2008 this time focusing on the prestigious European Formula 3, the championship where names like Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel became famous. Being barely 18 years old Roberto finished second in his first ever race astonishing the Motorsport World.

In 2010, he raced in the new GP3 series where he finished sixth, an impressive result considering he did not attend the first two events out of eight. Roberto scored 26 points, every single one of a three drivers’ team.

2011 was the year of his full arrival to International Racing. Robert joined the Italian team Prema Power Team, winning the Formula 3 Euroseries with a 121 points margin and becoming the first Spaniard ever to do it.

The same year he also won the FIA F3 Trophy which led to him to a contract with Mercedes Benz to be part of its Junior Team competing in the German DTM Championship during 2012 and 2013.

In 2014 he returned to single-seater racing with an impressive campaign in the F3000 World Series by Renault. He fought for the title up to the final round finishing 3rd when his car broke down leading the final race. His brilliant performance opened the doors to Formula 1, driving for Caterham F1 Team in three Free Practice Sessions.

The 2015 season was the culmination of Roberto’s dream racing in F1 with Manor F1 Team entering 12 Grand Prix without any sponsorship.

Since 2017, Roberto Merhi is a Test and Development Driver for a Front End Formula One Team.

Professional Racing Driver

Early years

Pure Talent

Roberto Merhi made it into Formula One without funding or sponsorship.

He was able to climb from competing in local karting to racing in Formula One, the pinnacle of the automotive racing world just relying on his talent and opportunities.

At five years old Roberto was already a regular member of the local karting; his father was an amateur racer with his mother supporting as mechanic. The smell of the hot racing tyres soon got into Roberto who did his first race in karts being 8 years old.

Roberto Merhi

Career

The karting successes were numerous, including winning the Winter Cup in 2006 and the Trofeo Industria and the Spanish National Championship in 2005.

2006 was his final year in karting and his debut with open-wheel cars. His final race in karting ended with a second place in the World Series. Soon afterwards Roberto was given the change to do his first ever Formula Three Race in Valencia finishing 14th.

In 2007, his first full season with open-wheel cars, he raced in the National Spanish Formula 3, the Spanish GT Championship, the Eurocup Renault 2.0 and in the Italian Formula Renault 2.0.

Roberto followed a similar path in 2008 this time focusing on the prestigious European Formula 3, the championship where names like Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel became famous. Being barely 18 years old Roberto finished second in his first ever race astonishing the Motorsport World.

In 2010, he raced in the new GP3 series where he finished sixth, an impressive result considering he did not attend the first two events out of eight. Roberto scored 26 points, every single one of a three drivers’ team.

2011 was the year of his full arrival to International Racing. Robert joined the Italian team Prema Power Team, winning the Formula 3 Euroseries with a 121 points margin and becoming the first Spaniard ever to do it.

The same year he also won the FIA F3 Trophy which led to him to a contract with Mercedes Benz to be part of its Junior Team competing in the German DTM Championship during 2012 and 2013.

In 2014 he returned to single-seater racing with an impressive campaign in the F3000 World Series by Renault. He fought for the title up to the final round finishing 3rd when his car broke down leading the final race. His brilliant performance opened the doors to Formula 1, driving for Caterham F1 Team in three Free Practice Sessions.

The 2015 season was the culmination of Roberto’s dream racing in F1 with Manor F1 Team entering 12 Grand Prix without any sponsorship.

Since 2017, Roberto Merhi is a Test and Development Driver for a Front End Formula One Team.

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