Merhi to race for Manor Marussia F1 team

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 09, 2015 8:09 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - Spaniard Roberto Merhi will race for Manor Marussia in the opening races of the Formula One season starting in Australia this week, the team announced on Tuesday.

Merhi, 23, will partner British driver Will Stevens at the recently rescued team that emerged from administration only recently.

Britain's Jordan King, 21-year-old son of the team's interim chairman Justin King, will serve as a development driver while also competing in GP2.

"It is fantastic to welcome Roberto and Jordan to the team," said principal John Booth.

"Not only are they very talented young drivers with exciting futures ahead of them, they have also been ‘graduates’ of Manor Motorsport in the junior formulae, which is obviously very rewarding for us."

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Peter Rutherford)