Kobayashi returns and FP1 debut for Mehri at Monza

Kamui Kobayashi

Kamui Kobayashi

Kamui Kobayashi returns to the Formula 1 grid with Caterham for the Italian Grand Prix, while 23 year old Roberto Merhi has been confirmed for FP1 at Monza.

Kobayashi was replaced by Andre Lotterer for the Belgian Grand Prix, but Audi’s Le Mans winner declined a seat with the team at Monza as he was not keen to sit out FP1 and compromise valuable track time. Instead Spaniard Merhi will do FP1 for the team, with Kobayashi on the sidelines, for the Friday morning session in Italy.

Merhi was earmarked to make his grand prix debut at Monza, but did not meet the critera required to qualify for a superlicense. Full Caterham preview of Italian GP weekend here>>> (GP247)