Why an F1 driver is racing in FR3.5

Why an F1 driver is racing in FR3.5

Roberto Merhi started 2015 preparing for a Formula Renault 3.5 campaign. Then he made his F1 debut with Manor. But, as he tells PETER MILLS, abandoning FR3.5 was never on the cards

As a twist to the usual script, this weekend's Formula Renault 3.5 season opener at Aragon will feature both the customary array of Formula 1 hopefuls and a man who has already arrived in the top echelon.

FR3.5 last year provided the revitalising elixir to Roberto Merhi's expiring career. Ejected from the DTM to make way for F1 refugees Paul di Resta and Vitaly Petrov, Merhi faced an uncertain future.

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