Merhi eager ahead of Suzuka outing

By on Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Caterham F1 Team

Caterham F1 Team

Roberto Merhi says he 'will not be starting from zero' as he prepares for his second practice outing with Caterham at this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix.

Formula Renault 3.5 frontrunner Merhi will participate in the opening practice session at Suzuka, in place of Marcus Ericsson, having replaced regular driver Kamui Kobayashi in the first session in Italy last month.

Merhi believes his experience from Monza, when he was quicker than Ericsson, will aid his progress on Friday.

"I’m very happy to be driving in another FP1 session with Caterham," he said.

"I want to thank the team for this opportunity – after my first outing a month ago in Italy, I am now looking forward to another 90 minutes in the car.

"I will not be starting from zero like last time, so I will be able to get up to speed quicker. I have never driven in Japan, so I will need to learn the track at the same time as I continue to get used to the car, but it’s a dream come true to be able to drive at such a special track like Suzuka, I just can’t wait for it to be Friday."

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