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Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Booth returns to F1 with Toro Rosso

Toro Rosso has confirmed that John Booth will return to Formula 1 with the team in the role of Director of Racing. Booth oversaw Manor Motorsport's graduation into Formula 1 at the start of 2010 and remained with the team until the end of 2015. Booth, who has since set-up the Manor LMP2 outfit, will work with Toro Rosso on a consultancy basis, starting at this weekend's Russian Grand Prix. "It is a great honour to join such a well-established and competitive team as Toro […]

Posted on Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Booth: Manor Marussia entering 'positive phase'

John Booth says that Manor Marussia is entering a 'positive phase' after a difficult start to the 2015 season. Booth's squad endured a turbulent winter period as it fought for survival before making it to the first race of the year in Australia and returning to the grid in Malaysia. Despite occupying last place in the Constructors' championship, Booth says that the situation is improving and that the outfit should be back to full strength by the end of the year. "After a very difficult, […]

Posted on Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Manor Marussia hails 'outstanding' driver pairing

Manor Marussia team boss John Booth has praised the attitude and ability of Will Stevens and Roberto Merhi, as the 2015 season reaches its halfway point. Stevens made his Grand Prix debut with Caterham at the end of 2014 before moving to Manor Marussia across the winter, while Merhi's Formula 1 experience was limited to selected practice outings with the now-defunct team last year. Booth says that the pair have performed well in difficult circumstances, with Merhi registering the team's best 2015 result at the […]

Posted on Thursday, July 2, 2015

Manor Marussia ready for upgrades

Manor Marussia is set to bring its first upgrades of 2015 for its home race at Silverstone this weekend. The outfit occupies last position in the Constructors' championship and has been using a modified version of its 2014 challenger, the MR03B, since it returned to the grid in Malaysia earlier this year. The squad will now bring an update to its modified car this weekend and team boss John Booth is hopeful that the gap to its nearest rivals will be shortened. "It’s true that […]

Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2015

Booth places focus on Manor Marussia development

Manor Marussia Team Principal John Booth insists that the squad is making progress internally as it bids to rebuild for its future. Manor Marussia has occupied positions at the back of the grid following its last-minute revival at the start of the campaign and has recently been on a recruitment drive, hiring the services of esteemed engineer Bob Bell. The Ferrari-powered outfit is also attempting to introduce its new car later this season, following Formula 1's summer break. "Over the past few races we seem […]

Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015

Manor Marussia 'proud' of early efforts

Manor Marussia team principal John Booth says the squad can be proud of its efforts after the first four 'flyaway' races of the campaign. Manor Marussia put together a last-minute rescue deal just a few weeks before the start of the season and ran for the first time in Malaysia before achieving a two-car finish in both China and Bahrain. "After a really smooth weekend here in Bahrain, another two car finish is exactly how we wanted to close out the first round of long […]

Posted on Saturday, April 18, 2015

Booth: No new Manor until after summer break

Manor Marussia Team Principal John Booth says that the squad's new car will not be introduced until after Formula 1's summer break. Manor Marussia modified its 2014 car to confirm to 2015 regulations after it secured a last-minute deal to return to the Formula 1 grid after entering administration last year. The squad maintained earlier this season that a 2015 car was being developed but Booth says it will not be introduced until later this year. "As for the 2015 car, our aim has always […]

Posted on Saturday, April 11, 2015

Manor encouraged by further progress

Manor Marussia team principal John Booth says that the squad continues to make good progress after both Will Stevens and Roberto Merhi qualified for the Chinese Grand Prix. Stevens posted a time of 1:42.091 to end the session in 19th position, with Merhi eight-tenths back in 20th. The squad has not fielded two cars in a race since last year's Japanese Grand Prix but Booth is sure that the squad is now making a clear improvement. "Today’s qualifying represents another good step for us, with […]

Posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Stevens aiming to kick start season

Will Stevens says he is hoping to kick start his season at this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix after a disrupted start to his 2015 campaign. Manor Marussia did not run in Australia and the Briton was unable to participate in either qualifying or the race in Malaysia due to a fuel pressure problem. "There were some positive signs at Sepang with the running I was able to achieve, so I’m looking forward to building on that here in China," said Stevens. "It’s been good to […]

Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015

Manor thrilled by return to action

Manor Marussia declared themselves 'thrilled' as their car hit the circuit for the first time during practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Will Stevens and Roberto Merhi completed 34 laps between them across the two sessions, with Stevens' best time just under six seconds off of the pace achieved by Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton. "Obviously, we are thrilled to be back on track again, finally seeing all the hard work and determination paying off," said team principal John Booth. "I’m very satisfied with what we have […]

Posted on Monday, March 23, 2015

Manor hopeful of competing in Malaysia

Manor team principal John Booth says that the squad has take a leap forwards as it prepares to compete in Malaysia this weekend. Manor was present in Australia but neither Will Stevens nor Roberto Merhi took to the circuit all weekend. Booth is hopeful that the situation can be rectified at Sepang after a difficult period for the re-born team. "After the disappointment of not meeting our objectives in Australia, we head to Malaysia this week hoping for a more typical race weekend," he said. […]

Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Marussia seeking to build on Monaco result

Marussia team principal John Booth says that the squad's ninth-place finish in May's Monaco Grand Prix is their inspiration ahead of this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix. Jules Bianchi claimed ninth around the streets of Monte Carlo to collect Marussia's first ever Formula 1 points and Booth is hopeful that the characteristics of the Marina Bay street circuit will allow the team to repeat such an achievement. "The Marina Bay Street Circuit closely resembles Monaco, and within our team we cannot think of Monaco without remembering […]