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Posted on Monday, February 29, 2016

Stevens stays with Manor in WEC

Will Stevens will remain connected with the Manor team after switching to the World Endurance Championship to drive its LMP2 machine. Stevens made his debut in Formula 1 for Caterham in 2014 and switched to Manor Marussia in 2015, but was unable to retain his seat as the operation signed Pascal Wehrlein and Rio Haryanto. Manor's LMP2 team is fronted by John Booth and Graeme Lowdon, who acted as Team Principal and Sporting Director respectively at the Formula 1 squad until the end of 2015. […]

Posted on Monday, November 2, 2015

Stevens disappointed after strategy call

Manor Marussia driver Will Stevens expressed disappointment after a strategy call left him trailing team-mate Alexander Rossi at the Mexican Grand Prix. Stevens, who was beaten by Rossi in Singapore and Japan, ran in front of the American for the bulk of the race but changing to a one stop strategy scuppered his hopes. "I’m pretty disappointed with how the race ended for me, after running ahead of Alex for 46 laps of the race," he said. "I had a really good car at the […]

Posted on Friday, October 30, 2015

Stevens optimistic over 2016 prospects

Will Stevens says "everything is moving in the right direction" regarding his potential future in Formula 1 beyond the end of the 2015 season. Stevens made his debut in the sport with Caterham at the end of 2014 and switched to Manor Marussia for 2015, taking a best result of 13th at the British Grand Prix. Manor Marussia is the only team with vacancies for the 2016 season (Haas is set to name its second driver in Mexico on Friday) but Stevens is hopeful that […]

Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2015

Stevens optimistic of Manor Marussia stay

Will Stevens is optimistic that he can remain with Manor Marussia for a further season, amid confidence that the squad will be able to make progress in 2016. Manor Marussia was revived on the eve of the 2015 campaign and has been using an updated version of the 2014 car, along with last year's Ferrari power unit. Stevens made his Formula 1 debut with Caterham at the end of 2014 but switched to Manor Marussia for 2015, eventually joining the grid in China after a […]

Posted on Saturday, September 19, 2015

Manor Marussia pair get new gearboxes

Manor Marussia pair Will Stevens and Alexander Rossi are set for five place grid penalties after taking a new gearbox at the Singapore Grand Prix. Both drivers crashed during Friday's practice sessions and the squad has elected to fit a new gearbox to each of the MR03B machines. The pair will sustain a nominal five place grid penalty, though with the duo likely to qualify on the back row of the grid it is unlikely to affect the final starting grid.

Posted on Thursday, August 6, 2015

Stevens sure of prolonged F1 stay

Will Stevens says he is ready to stay in Formula 1 beyond the end of 2015, as he bids to prove his value within the sport. Stevens occupied roles with Caterham and Marussia last year before stepping up to a race seat in Abu Dhabi with the now defunct Caterham squad. Stevens subsequently moved across to the revived Manor Marussia outfit and has a best finish of 13th, which he achieved at his home race in Britain. "We’re racing at the back, but the people […]

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 Sunday, July 5, 2015

Manor Marussia claims best 2015 result

Manor Marussia driver Roberto Merhi says he was pleased to claim the squad's best result of 2015 as he finished in 12th position at the British Grand Prix. Merhi endured a challenging weekend at Silverstone but stayed out of trouble in the race to secure 12th position as the squad earned its highest finish of the campaign. "I’m so happy to end the team’s home race in 12th position," he said. "To be honest, this had not been the best weekend for me prior to […]

Posted on Friday, June 19, 2015

Manor Marussia hoping for Austria unpredictability

Manor Marussia pair Will Stevens and Roberto Merhi remain hopeful that the squad could spring a surprise at the Austrian Grand Prix, with wet weather anticipated at select points across the remainder of the weekend. The pair occupied 19th and 20th positions in the second practice session, though Stevens was able to set a time within six tenths of compatriot Jenson Button. "Overall it’s been a good start to the weekend and I’m feeling quite positive," said Stevens. "We’ve done some good work with our […]

Posted on Saturday, June 6, 2015

Stevens hoping Manor in the mix

Will Stevens says Manor Marussia must be ready to take advantage of any potential opportunity during the Canadian Grand Prix. Formula 1 races in Montreal have occasionally produced unexpected results and Stevens, who will start the race from 18th position, is wary of such an occurrence. "It wasn’t a bad qualifying for me," he said. "Perhaps I’m a little less comfortable with the balance of the car this weekend, compared with previous races. "I’ve tried to focus on race pace a little more however, so […]

Posted on Sunday, April 12, 2015

Stevens happy after first Manor race

Will Stevens declared himself happy with the steps Manor Marussia is making as he started - and completed - his first race with the squad in China. The team did not compete in Australia and Stevens was forced out before qualifying in Malaysia due to a fuel system problem on his car. But in China Stevens beat team-mate Merhi to 15th position, improving on his 17th place finish with Caterham in Abu Dhabi last year. "A great race for me and the team and one […]

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 […]