Monday, 30 March 2015

Fernley critical of Manor tactics

(Sahara Force India Formula One Team)

Sahara Force India Deputy Team Principal Bob Fernley has criticised the Manor F1 Team for running just one car at the Malaysian Grand Prix at the weekend.

The Banbury based outfit fully intended to run both Will Stevens and Roberto Merhi in yesterday’s Grand Prix however they were unable to run Stevens as they were unable to solve a fuel pressure problem that developed on the car which meant that the Englishman was not able to run in Qualifying on Saturday.

Fernley believed that despite the team travelling to the opening Grand Prix of the season in Australia that they never intended to race. The Sahara Force India Formula One Team blocked Manor’s attempts to run their 2014 car.

The outfit are currently competing with an interim car which is fully compliant with the 2015 FIA regulations. The Force India deputy believes that the FIA and the commercial rights holder will deal with the team accordingly.

Fernley went on to say that he feels that the team need to run both cars in China as he feels that by running just the one car it damages the image of the team.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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