(© Ben Johnston 2015)
The Manor F1 Team believe that Ferrari’s success at the Malaysian Grand Prix two weeks ago will filter down to them over the course of the season.
The Banbury based outfit returned to the Formula One grid this season with Ferrari power and although the team did not make it on track in Australia, Roberto Merhi managed to start and finish the Malaysian Grand Prix. The Spaniard finished the race in 15th place.
Manor Sporting Director Graeme Lowdon commented on Ferrari ‘It is great to see the progress they have made.’
Manor are currently using an interim 2015 specification car with last year’s Ferrari power unit and will be supplied with the current unit when the 2015 Manor F1 car makes its race debut later this season.
Although the team ran Roberto Merhi in Malaysia, they are adamant that they will run both of their drivers as Will Stevens failed to start the race in Malaysia due to a fuel pressure problem with the car.
© Ben Johnston 2015