Manor aims for Melbourne, signs Stevens

By on Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Manor F1 Team

Manor F1 Team

Manor says it is aiming to be present at the season opening Australian Grand Prix and has confirmed Will Stevens as its first race driver.

Stevens, 23, competed for Caterham at the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and was briefly signed as Marussia's test driver prior to its demise last October.

Last week, a Company Voluntary Agreement was reached in order to allow the team to exit administration, while Ferrari said that it would supply them with 2014 power units.

'The car with which Manor will begin the season is now in an advanced stage of build at the team’s current race preparation facility in Dinnington, UK, where personnel are working 24-7 towards the air freight despatch date of 6 March', read a team statement.

"It’s very exciting to see everything coming together at Manor after the tremendous effort that has gone into saving the team," said Stevens.

"It would not have been possible without the incredible support we have received from all the suppliers and from within the sport, but most of all the fantastic team of people at Manor who are working around the clock to ensure we are ready for Melbourne.

"My thanks to the team for their confidence in me and I can’t wait to see all the hard work rewarded when we line up on the grid in two weeks’ time."

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