New Manor car not due until Belgium?
Honda F1 website
Honda website

MAY 6, 2015

New Manor car not due until Belgium?

Another half a dozen races may pass before Manor is ready to debut a 2015 car.

So far in 2015, the former Marussia team has fought back from near collapse and administration with a hurriedly-modified version of last year's car.

It is fitted with last year's Ferrari engine, which is significantly down on power compared to the impressive 2015 unit running in the back of the works car and Sauber.

But simply turning up in 2015 so far has qualified Manor for its $50 million in official prize money from last year.

And in addition to that, "an initial investment by (new owner Stephen) Fitzpatrick has allowed Manor to move into a new headquarters in recent days, next to the Silverstone circuit," revealed Globo correspondent Livio Oricchio.

It had been said that an all-new Manor car would be ready for the Austrian grand prix in June.

But Oricchio now reports: "It is expected that the new car, equipped with a 2015 Ferrari power unit, will debut in Belgium" in August.

(GMM)

Other stories for MAY 6, 2015

MCLAREN REVEALS DARK NEW F1 LIVERY

MATESCHITZ WANTS AUDI TO ENTER F1

ALONSO WAS DARK AND MOODY AT FERRARI

FERRARI NOT JOINING SHORT NOSE CAMP

ROSBERG MUST TRY TO CATCH HAMILTON

F1 NO LONGER REAL RACING SAYS BRIATORE

BERGER NOT SURPRISED BY RENAULT'S V6 STRUGGLE

LOTUS NOW READY TO JOIN SECOND GROUP

DE LA ROSA ADMITS F1 CAREER PROBABLY OVER

MCLAREN HITS BACK AT CRITICS IN A HURRY

WEBBER NO LONGER AT ODDS WITH VETTEL

NEW MANOR CAR NOT DUE UNTIL BELGIUM?

SUSIE WOLFF FEELS FAR AWAY FROM F1 DEBUT