Manor preview the Chinese GP


Will Stevens is eager to start his first grand prix as a Manor driver while Roberto Merhi wants to build on the progress made last time out…

Will Stevens: "There were some positive signs at Sepang with the running I was able to achieve, so I’m looking forward to building on that here in China. It’s been good to have the data from Roberto’s race there for the team to work with and I’m hoping that we can start to get into a good rhythm from this weekend. It’s always good to tackle a circuit I’ve never raced at before and this one has some nice challenges for both car and driver, so it will be good to experience those and to start getting to grips with the car a little more."

Roberto Merhi: "I was very pleased to complete my first F1 race in Malaysia two weeks ago and I’m really looking forward to the next one here in China. The challenge of getting to know a new track is very exciting for me, especially one that places a lot of demands on the driver, as is the case here at Shanghai. In particular, Turn 1 is a pretty exciting start to the lap which is a real test of skill and the section from turns 7-10 looks really interesting because it’s quite fast and flowing. I can’t wait to get started on Friday."