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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Merhi to race for Manor

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SPANIARD Roberto Merhi will make his Formula One race debut in Australia this weekend after the revived Manor Marussia team named him in their lineup for the season-opener.

The team said the 23-year-old would compete in the opening rounds of the season.

What happens after that remains unclear, with Merhi only recently agreeing a deal to return to the Renault 3.5 series that starts in late April.

Marussia have been more focused on securing their immediate survival than any long-term planning, with the British-based team only recently emerging from administration after missing the last three races of 2014.

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