Nice apex, I'll take it!
- May 2, 2010
One day before the season opener in Australia, the Manor Marussia team have finally revealed their car to the world.
After a turbulent few months since Jules Bianchi's horrific accident in Japan, the team has been forced to skip races, been in and out of administration and even survived liquidation to produce a car to race in Australia.
The car is mostly the same as the 2014 model, but fits the 2015 regulations. They are running Ferrari engines from last year also.
A lack of testing, and 1 Formula One start between their two drivers means the team are starting the season on a major back foot. With the prospect of not making the 107% rule also hanging over the team, it might end up being a fruitless attempt like the ill-fated Mastercard Lola team from the 1997 season.
However, with only 9 other teams on the grid, and the jobs of the personnel in the team, this is a project which must work for the good of the sport.
With Will Stevens set for the year, and Roberto Mehri juggling an F1 seat with his Formula Renault 3.5 commitments, there is still uncertainty as to how the driving seat will pan out. But with Jordan King in reserve, they at least have a fall-back plan.
How do you guys think the season will go for Manor? Will they even qualify for the Australian Grand Prix? Feel free to comment below