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Manor Racing Team was a team that competed in the 2016 Formula One season. It took over the Manor Marussia F1 Team after the 2015 season, and the team would have completely new staff. The team folded in January 2017 after their administrator failed to find an acquirer,[1] and then completely withdrew from the 2017 season in early March of the same year.[2]

Background[]

Manor Racing was founded as Manor Motorsport in 1990 by former single-seater champion John Booth. From 2004 to 2009, the team has competed in the Formula 3 Euro Series, having drivers who would eventually race in Formula One such as Lewis Hamilton, Paul di Resta, Kazuki Nakajima and Roberto Merhi.

Prior to Formula One World Championship[]

Before Manor Racing started in Formula One, they started out as Virgin Racing in 2010, before being taken over by Marussia in 2012. After the Marussia team folded in 2014, the team was re-established as the "Manor Marussia F1 Team" in 2015.

Formula One World Championship[]

On 19 January 2016, the team was renamed to "Manor Racing" for the 2016 season. Their chassis is called the MRT05, and they are supplied by Mercedes engines. The team also uses Pirelli tyres.

The team signed 2015 DTM champion Pascal Wehrlein and Rio Haryanto, with Alexander Rossi and Jordan King as the team's test drivers.

At the Austrian Grand Prix, Wehrlein scored the team's first point by finishing tenth. This put Manor in tenth place in the Constructors' Championship, but they ultimately lost the position when fellow backmarkers Sauber scored two points in the Brazilian Grand Prix, putting them into eleventh place and losing £30 million in prize money.

Team owner Stephen Fitzpatrick confirmed that the team were in talks of a new investor, but in January 2017, the team confirmed they failed to search for one, and folded.[1] On 1 March 2017, Manor confirmed they were shutting down, therefore not competing in the 2017 season.


F1 Summary[]

Year Entrant Engine Tyre Drivers Rounds WCC Pts WCC Pos Test drivers Report
2016 Manor Racing MRT Mercedes PU106C Hybrid 1.6 V6 t P Indonesia Rio Haryanto 1–12 1 11th United States Alexander Rossi
Indonesia Rio Haryanto
United Kingdom Jordan King
Report
France Esteban Ocon 13–21
Germany Pascal Wehrlein All

Statistics[]

Entries 21 (42 car entries)
Starts 42
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 0
Points 1
Laps Raced 2167
Distance Raced 10764 km (6688 mi)
Races Led 0
Laps Led 0
Distance Led 0 km (0 mi)
Doubles 0
Hat-Tricks 0
Grand Chelems 0

Complete Formula One Results[]

Complete Formula One results
Driver Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 WCC
Pts
WCC
Pos
2016 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Russia.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
Germany Wehrlein MRT05 16th 13th 18th 18th 16th 14th 17th Ret 10th Ret 19th 17th Ret Ret 16th 15th 22nd 17th Ret 15th 14th 1 11th
Indonesia Haryanto Ret 17th 21st Ret 17th 15th 19th 18th 16th Ret 21st 20th
France Ocon 16th 18th 18th 16th 21st 18th 21st 12th 13th
United Kingdom King TD TD

Notes[]

V T E Manor logo.png Manor F1
Notable Drivers
France Esteban Ocon · Germany Pascal Wehrlein · Indonesia Rio Haryanto
Notable Personnel
Stephen Fitzpatrick · Dave Ryan · John McQuilliam · Nicholas Tombazis · Pat Fry
Cars
MRT05 · MRT06 (unraced)
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Manor Marussia F1 Team
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2016 Teams and Drivers
Teams Ferrari • Force India • Haas • Manor • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Renault • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault • TAG Heuer
Drivers Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 6 Rosberg • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 11 Pérez • 12 Nasr • 14 Alonso • 19 Massa • 20 Magnussen • 21 Gutiérrez • 22 Button • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 30 Palmer • 31 Ocon • 33 Verstappen • 44 Hamilton • 47 Vandoorne • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas • 88 Haryanto • 94 Wehrlein
Other Drivers Celis • di Resta • Fong • Fuoco • Gasly • Jordá • Kari • King • Leclerc • Lynn • Matsushita • Mazepin • Paffett • Rossi • Stroll • Turvey • Vandoorne • Vergne
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