Manor Marussia claims best 2015 result

By on Sunday, July 5, 2015
Manor Marussia

Manor Marussia

Manor Marussia driver Roberto Merhi says he was pleased to claim the squad's best result of 2015 as he finished in 12th position at the British Grand Prix.

Merhi endured a challenging weekend at Silverstone but stayed

out of trouble in the race to secure 12th position as the squad earned its highest finish of the campaign.

"I’m so happy to end the team’s home race in 12th position," he said. "To be honest, this had not been the best weekend for me prior to the race, but it all came good when it mattered and I found the performance I needed to get ahead.

"When the weather started to change and we switched to the Inters, it was very difficult to know what would happen next because the conditions were hard to read.

"We were a long time on the Intermediates before the rain intensified, which meant that we had to pit again for a new set quite close to the end of the race."

Team-mate Will Stevens was on course for the position but spun off exiting Brooklands as the rain intensified and had to pit for a new nose section.

"A good result for the team but incredibly frustrating for me," said the Briton.

"The weekend up until the race had been really positive and even in the early part of the race we were going strong on the option tyres, which were working really well for me.

"When it started to rain we stopped for Inters but we had 15 laps on them and the worst of the rain only lasted for a couple of laps. I was effectively on slicks by the end of the race and that’s what caused me to spin off and damage my nose."

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