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Roberto Merhi
ROBERTO MERHI JR.
Nationality: Spanish
Date of Birth: 22 March 1991
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 76 kg
Hobbies: Musica, Karting, Skiing.
CAREER
2011
Formula 3 Euro Series, CHAMPION
F3 FIA Trophy, CHAMPION
2010
Formula 3 Euro Series - 5th
GP3 - 6th
2009
Formula 3 Euro Series - 7th
2008
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 - 4th
Formula Renault 2.0 WEC - 2nd
Formula 3 Spain - 2 wins (2 seasons)
2007
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 - 18th
Formula Renault 2.0 Italia - 4th
2006
Formula Renault 2.0 Winter Series - 3rd (youngest ever race winner)
2001 – 2005
Karting

spacer Roberto Merhi Muntan is not only one of the most promising Spanish drivers; he is also a star on the global stage. The Castellón-born driver is expected to bring a lot of success in the future, in addition to what he has already provided, to racing fans in Spain. He was a regular on the karting weekends from when he was five years old as his father was an amateur driver and his mother worked as a mechanic. The smell of burned tyres soon excited Roberto and at eight years old, he started racing karts. In his case, Roberto not only participates, he drives to win, he uses the brake pedal only when he crosses the chequered flag.  This precocious talent has meant that he has been the youngest competitor in almost all the championships in which he has taken part. The karting successes were numerous, including wins such as the Winter Cup, the Spanish championship and the "Trofeo Industria".

2006 was his last year in karting and his debut with open-wheel cars. He said goodbye to karting with a second place in the World Series and began in the F-3 Spanish in Valencia with a 14th place. Merhi does not refuse any challenge and participates at every available opportunity he is given. In his first full season with open-wheel cars, in 2007, he drove in the National Racing F-3, in the Spanish GT Championship, in the Eurocup 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 Italy.

Roberto followed a similar path in 2008 and then focussed on the prestigious F-3 Euroseries in 2009. The championship, where names like Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel became famous, was a challenge to Roberto, who was just 18 years old, but he was not overawed. He was second in his first race to amaze the world of motorsports. He then has focused on getting the first victory for Spain. In 2009 finished seventh and in 2010 he was fifth.

Furthermore, in 2010, he participated in the new GP3 series where he finished an impressive sixth, taking into account that he did not attend the first two events of the season of the eight that made up the calendar. Additionally Roberto scored 26 points, the same as his team scored, with three drivers per race scoring in the team championship this meant Roberto scored all of the team’s points.

The 2011 was the year of his full arrival at international level. Robert joined the Italian team Prema Power Team winning the F3 Euroseries championship, 121 points ahead of second, (the first Spaniard to win it) and also winning the title in the FIA F3 TROPHY. These results are just the culmination of the path leading from previous seasons and they led him to be chosen by Mercedes to be part of their Junior Team and compete in the DTM 2012.

Humble and sincere, Teto (the nickname by which family and friends know him), never doubted when asked about his dream: "I want to get to Formula 1 and to win in Valencia," and warns his future rivals: "If I do something is to be the best, I would not like to arrive in Formula 1 to be second." With such impudence few who have seen him in action doubt that his future will be with the best in the world. Among them Mercedes who signed him in late 2008 as one of its young drivers with a long six-year contract.
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Comunitat Valenciana Castellon Durstone
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