JANUARY 1, 2000
Manning joins BAR
He tested for Williams recently in Spain but it seems that the team decided that he was not ready to replace Alex Zanardi, and with Bruno Junqueira already signed up as the test driver there was no job for him.
Manning hopes that a successful testing career with BAR will lead to a chance to race for the team in the future. It is possible that there will be a vacancy at the end of the current season as Ricardo Zonta is under a long-term contract to McLaren and Jacques Villeneuve has said that he will have no choice but to leave the team if the results do not improve dramatically.