Motorsport Monday

Updated: July 13, 2015

Not all that much in the way of motorsport last week, so lets do the news!

World Series by Renault

Roberto Merhi is racing in WSR along with Formula 1

Roberto Merhi is racing in WSR along with Formula 1

Roberto Merhi (the same Roberto Merhi that races in Formula 1) was excluded from from both WSR races at the Red Bull Ring over the weekend, after causing a huge accident at the end of the first race.

British driver Oliver Rowland led the race from start to finish, but it was further back that the crash occurred. Merhi had initially finished the race in 4th, but slowed down as he crossed the finish line in an apparent attempt to lay down some rubber for his starting position in race two.

Canadian rookie Nicholas Latifi was still battling for position when he was caught out by Roberto’s sudden braking. The Canadian’s car barrel rolled over the top of Merhi’s car, coming to a rest right side up on the other side of the track.

Merhi already had a 10 second time penalty for exceeding track limits, but after the bizarre incident the stewards elected to disqualify him from both races. He was set to start race two from the front row of the grid.

Formula 1

Is this Jenson's last season in F1?

Is this Jenson’s last season in F1?

Jenson Button’s Formula 1 future faces some uncertainty. After talk last week of whether he’d still be on the grid in 2016, Jenson said, “I don’t think either Fernando or myself are thinking about the future just now. It is important we just keep pushing and focus on now.”

This comes after yet another disappointing race for the British driver after he was forced into retirement on the first lap.

With two highly rated youngsters in Kevin Magnussen and Stoffel Vandoorne waiting for a seat to become available, McLaren is keeping is options for 2016 open.

World Rally Chamionship

Meeke's Citroen future rests in his own hads.

Meeke’s Citroen future rests in his own hands.

Citroen boss Yves Matton has stated that British rally driver Kris Meek’s future with the team is in doubt, after a series of accidents this year.

Matton said, “I am not ready for any excuse when you went off in the first stage in Sardinia and the shakedown in Poland, there is nothing I can accept as an excuse. When you are driving at this level, you can’t make mistakes as important as that.”

Matton said that Meek’s future is in his own hands, and that he wont be deciding the 2016 line up until after the last rally.



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