Merhi could replace Kobayashi in Singapore Grand Prix

Roberto Merhi may be given a chance behind the wheel during an actual race when F1 goes to Singapore.

Roberto Merhi is making his Friday debut for Caterham, but he is tipped to step onto the grid in Singapore if he secures his F1 super license.

"At the moment the idea is to do practice one to see how it goes, to see how much I can learn from the car and everyone, and then we will see what is the next target," said the beaming Spaniard.

I am talking about racing, not about politics.

Roberto Merhi

If he does make his debut in Singapore, Kamui Kobayashi - who mere hours ago was in Tokyo and not expecting to fly 12 hours to Italy - will be out in the cold yet again.

"I am talking about racing," he told reporters on Thursday, "and not about politics. At the moment it is not an easy situation."

Max Chilton talks about Belgium cockpit kerkuffle

Marussia's Max Chilton, meanwhile, was explaining that after his cockpit kerfuffle in Belgium, he is now sure to stay with the struggling team for the rest of the season.

"What happened was a commercial decision which got changed, and we are now back to normal," said the Briton.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Kamui Kobayashi , Max Chilton , Roberto Merhi
Article type Rumor