Roberto Merhi will join Mahindra Formula E team as race driver for next weekend’s ABB FIA Formula E World Championship races in Jakarta.
Roberto will race the #8 Mahindra M9Electro alongside Lucas Di Grassi in the #11.
A mutual agreement has been reached between Oliver Rowland and the team for him to step aside for the next seven races. Roberto will race in Jakarta, enabling him to gain valuable race experience.
Roberto, who raced for Manor Marussia F1 Team during the 2015 season, joins the Banbury based outfit after his first taste of electric racing at the Rookie Test in Berlin last month. A successful single-seater career saw the Spaniard win races across Formula Renault, Spanish F3, British F3 and Formula Renault 3.5 Series before progressing into Formula One, first as a test driver and then a competing driver. He has also raced in DTM and FIA Formula 2, before advancing into sports car and endurance racing, finishing third in the Asian Le Mans Series Drivers’ Championship in 2020.
The double-header Jakarta E-Prix takes place next weekend on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June.
Source: Mahindra Racing