Merhi stays with Manor for Austrian GP
The Spaniard originally was signed for the opening races of the season with his position being confirmed on a race-by-race basis. In Canadian GP Merhi was on the way to beat his team mate Will Stevens for the second time in a row, but broken drive shaft ended his appearance for the outsider team.
“This was my first retirement in the season and I am unhappy as the team had a positive weekend. I had a nice battle with Will though and there is so much to take away from here in terms of steps forward, so we have to focus on the good things. I feel like I am making good progress, so it’s all about what we can do to prepare for the next race and keep pushing to improve,” said Merhi after the race in Montreal.
After seven races this season, Merhi is still searching points, just as his team mate, and it will be huge surprise if Manor Marussia finish any of the remaining races in the top 10.