Manor F1 Team Tag

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The Manor F1 team will not return to the Formula 1 grid in 2017 after failing to find a buyer upon falling into administration. Just Racing Services Limited, the operating company of the Manor F1 program, ceased trading just five days following Formula 1 going under new ownership. The deadline for a new buyer – despite attracting some interest – has come and gone, which left FRP Advisory no choice but to shut the program down due to “no sustainable operational or financial structure in placeRead More

Posted On August 10, 2016By Joey BarnesIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Ocon Replaces Haryanto at Manor

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Esteban Ocon is set to make his Formula 1 debut in the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Franchorchamps after being tabbed to replace Rio Haryanto at Manor for the remainder of the season. A winner of both the FIA European F3 championship (2014) and GP3 Series title (2015), Ocon has spent this year in a reserve role with Renault Sport F1 Team while also competing with Mercedes-AMG in DTM. “I’m thrilled that I’ll be making my Grand Prix debut with Manor Racing later this month, and atRead More
Manor F1 sporting director Graeme Lowdon recently gave some indication that the team may choose to finish the season without a new car, saying that a decision will be made in the “next few weeks.” The team entered this season with a 2014 car modified to fit this season’s regulations. Rumors swirled at the possibly Manor F1 could bring a new 2015 car to the Belgian Grand Prix, but following a recent interview with the media Lowdon has stated the possibility to do otherwise: “I think over the next fewRead More
Roberto Merhi
The Manor F1 Team confirms that current driver Roberto Merhi is in no danger of losing his seat following the signing of Fabio Leimer for the reserve driver role. Leimer, the 2013 GP2 champion, was signed last week following the arrival of former Mercedes technical director Bob Bell, who was brought on as a team consultant for the remainder of the season. Merhi’s contract has been confirmed on a race-by-race basis since the Spanish Grand Prix, while teammate Will Stevens’ deal is through the end of the year. Graeme Lowdon,Read More