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Merhi and Nissany to participate in F2 test at Paul Ricard

by Josh Suttill

Photo: Zak Mauger/FIA Formula 2

Ex-Formula 1 driver Roberto Merhi and World Series Formula V8 3.5 race-winner Roy Nissany will fill the remaining seats in the 2018 Formula 2 field for this week’s test at Paul Ricard.

Merhi will test for MP Motorsport alongside Ralph Boschung, who was confirmed on Monday in a race seat with the Dutch outfit.

Spaniard Merhi partnered Boschung when he made his F2 debut in a one-off with Campos Racing at Barcelona last May.

He went on to drive for Rapax in three of the final four rounds, scoring points in three of the six races.

After three years in the now-defunct V8 3.5 series, winning four races, Nissany will be making his F2 test debut for?Campos alongside the already-confirmed Luca Ghiotto.

The only other seats without drivers confirmed in them for this season are both drives at DAMS. Nicholas Latifi and Alex Albon are expected to race for the team, although Latifi will be replaced by Oliver Rowland and Dan Ticktum in this week’s test while he recovers from illness.

Paul Ricard test line-up

Russian Time:?#1 Artem Markelov, #2 Tadasuke Makino
Prema Racing:?#3 Sean Gelael, #4 Nyck de Vries
DAMS:?#5 Alexander Albon, #6 Oliver Rowland/Dan Ticktum
ART Grand Prix:?#7 Jack Aitken, #8 George Russell
MP Motorsport:?#9 Roberto Merhi, #10 Ralph Boschung
Arden International:?#11?Maximilian Gunther,?#12 Nirei Fukuzumi
Campos Racing:?#14 Luca Ghiotto,?#15 Roy Nissany
Trident:?#16 Arjun Maini,?#17 Santino Ferrucci
Carlin:?#18 Sergio Sette Camara,?#19 Lando Norris
Charouz Racing System:?#20 Louis Deletraz,?#21 Antonio Fuoco