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Manor Racing Team was a team that competed in the 2016 Formula One season. It took over the Manor Marussia F1 Team after the 2015 season, and the team would have completely new staff. The team folded in January 2017 after their administrator failed to find an acquirer,[1] and then completely withdrew from the 2017 season in early March of the same year.[2]

BackgroundEdit

Manor Racing was founded as Manor Motorsport in 1990 by former single-seater champion John Booth. From 2004 to 2009, the team has competed in the Formula 3 Euro Series, having drivers who would eventually race in Formula One such as Lewis Hamilton, Paul di Resta, Kazuki Nakajima and Roberto Merhi.

Prior to Formula One World ChampionshipEdit

Before Manor Racing started in Formula One, they started out as Virgin Racing in 2010, before being taken over by Marussia in 2012. After the Marussia team folded in 2014, the team was re-established as the "Manor Marussia F1 Team" in 2015.

Formula One World ChampionshipEdit

On 19 January 2016, the team was renamed to "Manor Racing" for the 2016 season. Their chassis is called the MRT05, and they are supplied by Mercedes engines. The team also uses Pirelli tyres.

The team signed 2015 DTM champion Pascal Wehrlein and Rio Haryanto, with Alexander Rossi and Jordan King as the team's test drivers.

At the Austrian Grand Prix, Wehrlein scored the team's first point by finishing tenth. This put Manor in tenth place in the Constructors' Championship, but they ultimately lost the position when fellow backmarkers Sauber scored two points in the Brazilian Grand Prix, putting them into eleventh place and losing £30 million in prize money.

Team owner Stephen Fitzpatrick confirmed that the team were in talks of a new investor, but in January 2017, the team confirmed they failed to search for one, and folded.[1] On 1 March 2017, Manor confirmed they were shutting down, therefore not competing in the 2017 season.


F1 SummaryEdit

YearEntrantEngineTyreDriversRoundsWCC PtsWCC PosTest driversReport
2016 Manor Racing MRT Mercedes PU106C Hybrid 1.6 V6 t P Indonesia Rio Haryanto 1–12 1 11th United States Alexander Rossi
Indonesia Rio Haryanto
United Kingdom Jordan King
Report
France Esteban Ocon 13–21
Germany Pascal Wehrlein All

StatisticsEdit

Entries 21 (42 car entries)
Starts 42
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 0
Points 1
Laps Raced 2167
Distance Raced 10764 km
Races Led 0
Laps Led 0
Distance Led 0 km
Doubles 0
Hat-Tricks 0
Grand Chelems 0

Complete Formula One ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Driver Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 WCC
Pts
WCC
Pos
2016 Flag of Australia Flag of Bahrain Flag of China Flag of Russia Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Europe Flag of Austria Flag of Great Britain Flag of Hungary Flag of Germany Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Singapore Flag of Malaysia Flag of Japan Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico Flag of Brazil Flag of the United Arab Emirates
Germany WehrleinMRT0516th13th18th18th16th14th17thRet10thRet19th17thRetRet16th15th22nd17thRet15th14th111th
Indonesia HaryantoRet17th21stRet17th15th19th18th16thRet21st20th
France Ocon16th18th18th16th21st18th21st12th13th

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Manor F1 team collapse after administrators fail to find buyer". Sky Sports. 27 January 2017. http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/10744703/manor-f1-team-collapse-after-administrators-fail-to-find-buyer. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  2. Noble, Jonathan; Rencken, Dieter (1 March 2017). "Final Manor Formula 1 team rescue hopes end as 2017 entry withdrawn". autosport.com. http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/128324/final-manor-rescue-hopes-over-as-entry-pulled. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
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Notable Drivers
France Esteban Ocon · Germany Pascal Wehrlein · Indonesia Rio Haryanto
Notable Personnel
Stephen Fitzpatrick · Dave Ryan · John McQuilliam · Nicholas Tombazis · Pat Fry
Cars
MRT05 · MRT06 (unraced)
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2016 Teams and Drivers
Teams Ferrari • Force India • Haas • Manor • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Renault • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault • TAG Heuer
Drivers Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 6 Rosberg • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 11 Pérez • 12 Nasr • 14 Alonso • 19 Massa • 20 Magnussen • 21 Gutiérrez • 22 Button • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 30 Palmer • 31 Ocon • 33 Verstappen • 44 Hamilton • 47 Vandoorne • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas • 88 Haryanto • 94 Wehrlein
Other Drivers Celis • di Resta • Fong • Fuoco • Gasly • Jordá • Kari • King • Leclerc • Lynn • Matsushita • Mazepin • Paffett • Rossi • Stroll • Turvey • Vandoorne • Vergne

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