Ex-Formula 1 racer Roberto Merhi will make his debut in the Formula 2 series at Barcelona this weekend with Campos Racing.
Merhi tested with the Spanish squad at the opening pre-season test at Barcelona in March, but the team used series veteran Stefano Coletti in the vacant car alongside Ralph Boschung at the first round in Bahrain.
In a statement, Campos said Merhi is substituting for Coletti after what it described as ‘last-minute family problems’ for the Monegasque driver.
Merhi, 26, was European Formula 3 champion in 2011 and Formula Renault 3.5 runner-up in 2014 before making 13 F1 starts for Manor in 2015.
Last year he raced in the World Endurance Championship, also for his ex-F3 boss John Booth’s Manor operation.