It’s not confirmed yet but Caterham F1 team has shown interest in Formula Renault 3.5 Series driver Roberto Merhi. I was told that Merhi is of Lebanese origins but I can’t confirm that. If it turns out to be true, we will have two drivers of Lebanese origin in F1, Felipe Nasr and Roberto Merhi.
Formula Renault 3.5 title contenders Carlos Sainz Jr. and Roberto Merhi could make their Formula 1 debuts later this season for the Caterham team. Caterham’s new owners are evaluating their driver options for the remainder of the campaign, having slotted in Andre Lotterer at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix.
No decision has yet been taken about the plans for who lines up alongside Marcus Ericsson in the remaining races, but AUTOSPORT understands that both Merhi and Sainz are being seriously considered. Merhi has been with the Caterham team at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix, and told Spain’s Movistar TV that he has already been in the simulator.
“They invited me to visit the factory and try the simulator, which was great,” he said.
“And then they invited me to the circuit. There’s nothing else really. I know there may be a chance one day but right now we don’t know.
“We haven’t spoken about the possibility to race. It could happen one day but we haven’t discussed that.” [Link]
Based on this report, 22004 cars were sold in the first 7 months of 2014. 43% are Korean cars, followed by Japanese (33%), European (28%), American (5%) and Chinese (1.5%). We definitely need less cars in this country, but the number is on the rise (by a considerable 7.2%) mainly due to the lack of decent public transportation.
Nicolas Amiouni has officially won the Rally of Lebanon and has ended Roger Feghali’s 10-year run. It is worthy noting that Roger Feghali was out since day2 due to an accident. You can check out all the stages updates and pictures on [biser3a.com].
Congrats to Nicolas!
Check out this cool [compilation] done by our friends at Biser3a.com. To be honest, I went to the event yesterday and it was a bit boring. The track is way too long for a super stage and the drivers were going easy on their cars.
The 37th Rally of Lebanon kicks off tonight with the Total Super Stage at the Beirut Water Front starting 6:30 pm. It would be nice to see someone other than Roger Feghali win the rally this year. You can check out the full program [Here].
Make sure to follow me on Instagram as I will be posting pictures and videos from tonight’s super stage.
They should give them the M3 as a wedding gift.
He’s very lucky to come out in one piece from this accident.
Carlin racer Felipe grabbed his fourth GP2 victory of the season at Spa-Francorchamps today and closed the gap on points leader Jolyon Palmer. Luiz Felipe de Oliveira Nasr is a Brazilian-Lebanese auto racing driver. He is the 2009 Formula BMW Europe season champion and the 2011 British Formula Three season champion. He is also the official test driver for Williams F1 Team.
All racing drivers love winning at Spa-Francorchamps as it’s one of the most beautiful and exciting races. It’s personally my all-time favorite.
Congrats to Felipe and I hope we will see him in F1 soon.
This is the latest awareness campaign by KunHadi on the dangers of texting and driving.