I grinned hugely when I saw the car in FP1 and realized what I was looking at! Long road ahead but at least they're on the road. We could take a collection and see if we can get the F1Forum.org log on the side of the car.
When you are torn between choices, always pick the one that will make the best story. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I have never wanted a team to just score a point in a grand prix than I do for Manor this weekend.
It's weird how people root for the underdog, I too want them to somehow get lucky and score points. Hell I'd be ecstatic if they won (somehow, some sort of weird safety car issue like everyone went too fast under virtual safety car and Manor didn't because they were just too slow lol)
The awful accident that Maria had... & her tragic death a year later, due to the injuries sustained on that fateful day, was not Marussia's fault. They must be relieved for that outcome. And then Jules' accident & his situation to compound their lot...
But I hope they are able to stay in F1...their fighting spirit in adversity...shows true grit.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit
Genius hits a target no one else can see
Nice little summary of the Manor deal and a mention of the expected Wehrlein association for Mercedes. If they're scrapping it up next year for mid field points, this could turn out to be one of the greatest comeback stories in the history of the sport.
SkyF1 For Manor, a supply of the power unit which has dominated F1 since the inception of the current turbo regulations represents one of the most significant moments in their history since the team joined the grid under the Virgin name in 2010.
The Banbury-based outfit have also secured a technical tie-up with Williams and Hill reckons they now have the potential to start challenging F1's midfield in 2016. Were that to happen then one of F1's more established teams - struggling McLaren-Honda currently sit directly ahead of them in the Constructors' Championship - would be in danger of dropping to the back.
"It's a lifeline really for Manor and it's going to boost their chances of being a midfield runner at least next year," he said. "The package they're talking about now is going to be quite similar to what Force India had, they've had Mercedes engines and also a link-up in the past with McLaren.
"So Manor have a technical link-up now with Williams, so you can envisage them certainly knocking on the door of the top 15 cars on the grid."
Hill also reckons the two deals will increase the attractiveness of Manor for would-be drivers. The team are yet to fill either of their seats for 2016, but Mercedes protege and DTM title leader Pascal Wehrlein has been heavily linked with one of the drives.
"The team will be able to sell itself a little bit better so that typically means drivers with better budgets and maybe drivers who are competitive drivers and currently more experienced than the ones they've had in there team might be looking at Manor as a good team to go to," Hill predicted.