Manor Racing unveils new-look 2016 car

By on Monday, February 22, 2016
Manor Racing

Manor Racing

Manor Racing has launched its Mercedes-powered MRT05 as it bids to move away from the back of the pack, following its revival in 2015.

Manor, formerly Marussia, returned to action in 2015 but with a 2014-specification Ferrari power unit and modified MR03, remained glued to the back of the pack, significantly adrift of the midfield.

However, the team has developed a new car for the upcoming campaign, which will be fitted with current-year Mercedes power units, and has also developed a technical partnership with Williams.

Significant management changes have taken place across the winter, with founders John Booth and Graeme Lowdon exiting in favour of a World Endurance Championship venture, while Dave Ryan, Nikolas Tombazis and Pat Fry have all arrived in senior positions.

The MRT05 will be driven by Mercedes protégé Pascal Wehrlein and fellow rookie Rio Haryanto.

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