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Aug 22

Toledano Jr joins Manor for Mexico

Alfonso “Picho” Toledano

2016-07-24-Sunday-0012 Manor have signed Alfonso “Picho” Toledano Guerra to compete in his home race at the 6hrs of Mexico in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

24 Hours of Le Mans: Porsche has achieved its 18th overall Le Mans victory (updated²)

Porsche denies Toyota at Le Mans in dramatic last lap win

2016-06-19-0411 From midnight the duel between Porsche and Toyota for the 24 hour Le Mans race win had intensified but no-one would have expected such an ending. Before the final lap, Toyota seemed to be coming out on top but then the prototype stopped on track.

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Jun 05

24 Hours of Le Mans: Manor WEC test day report

24 Heures of Le Mans test day – Car 44: P5 – 3:38.383

2016-06-05-0100Manor has made a successful debut at Le Mans for the official test. It was the first time that the team and two of their drivers had experienced the Circuit des 24 Heures of Le Mans.

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Jun 02

Roberto Merhi confirmed for Le Mans with Manor

Roberto Merhi will replace Will Stevens for the 24 Hours Of Le Mans

2016-04-15-0026 Roberto Merhi will replace Will Stevens and join Matt Rao and Tor Graves in car 44 for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

WEC: Porsche takes second place and leads both World Championship standings

The second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship was a tough test for the Porsche Team

2016-05-07-Saturday-0069Despite a problem with the hybrid system, the trio of Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb finished second with their Porsche 919 Hybrid in Spa-Francorchamps and extended their lead in the drivers’ championship.

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May 06

WEC: The two Porsche 919 Hybrids will start from the front row for the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship

Both Porsche 919 Hybrids on front row in Spa

2016-05-06-0106 The reigning world champions Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber claimed pole position with their number 1 car for Saturday’s six-hour race. Next to them on the grid in Spa-Francorchamps is the sister-car number 2 of Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb.

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Apr 27

Ex-Manor F1 boss John Booth joins Toro Rosso

Former Manor boss John Booth returns to F1 with Scuderia Toro Rosso, it is announced

John Booth - photo DPPI - Eric VargioluScuderia Toro Rosso has announced John Booth has joined its F1 team as a consultant in the role of ‘Director of Racing’. The 61 year-old is one of the founding members of the Manor Racing team, which competed in junior categories for almost two decades before progressing to F1 in 2010 under the Virgin Racing banner, which became Marussia and then back to Manor in 2015.

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Apr 16

WEC: Manor Endurance Racing qualifying report

6 Hours Of Silverstone – Qualifying 

2016-04-16-0058 Manor Endurance Racing has its first ever race this weekend as the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship opens with the 6 hours of Silverstone near Northampton, England.

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Mar 26

Manor Debut at the Prologue 2016

Will Stevens took to the wheel first on day one with Tor Graves, Matt Rao and James Jakes all driving 

2016-03-25-0020 Manor enjoyed a successful debut into WEC LMP2 at the Prologue with their ORECA 05, completing 156 laps on its first day of running and 86 laps on the second day. This gave a total of a total of 1401.422kms.

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Mar 08

WEC: British driver, Richard Bradley, will join Manor for the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship

2015 LMP2 Le Mans winner loins Manor

ORECA 05 - Manor 3 Manor will extend its driver line up for WEC with the addition of 2015 LMP2 winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Richard Bradley. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

WEC: Matt Rao joins Manor for the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship

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Manor has extended its driver line up for the 2016 WEC with the addition of young British driver Matt Rao, a member of the All Road Academy.

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Mar 02

WEC: Manor welcomes back former-IndyCar driver, James Jakes, as the team extends its 2016 driver line up

James Jakes rejoins Manor

James Jakes rejoins Manor British driver, James Jakes, will return to Manor this season for his debut in the FIA World Endurance Championship. James had previously driven with the team during 2007 in Formula 3 and 2010 in the GP3 series, visiting the podium a number of times, before heading to the USA to compete in the IndyCar Series for the past 4 seasons. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Manor to enter 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship

For its 27th year of racing, Manor will compete in the full FIA WEC season including the 24 hours of Le Mans

ORECA 05 - Manor 3 Twenty-six years after entering its first season of competition, Manor will embark on its first season in the FIA World Endurance Championship which will include the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Jordan King & Rio Haryanto to take part in Abu Dhabi test with Manor

Young guns

09 - Manor F1 TeamThe Manor Marussia F1 Team is pleased to announce that it will run its Development Driver Jordan King and also Rio Haryanto in next week’s Pirelli tyre test in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Manor Marussia F1 Team appoints Dave Ryan as Racing Director

The next chapter

09 - Manor F1 TeamThe Manor Marussia F1 Team is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Ryan to the role of Racing Director. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Coupons.com continues partnership with Manor Marussia F1 Team for final round in The Americas

“We’ve been delighted to welcome Coupons.com to the team during the races in The Americas”

09 - Manor F1 Team The Manor Marussia F1 Team today announced an extension of its partnership with Coupons.com, a brand that is a part of the U.S. tech firm Quotient, ahead of this weekend’s 2015 Formula One Grand Prix in São Paulo, Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Manor Marussia F1 Team chooses Mercedes-Benz Power from 2016

Under the agreement, Manor Marussia F1 Team will be supplied with current-year Power Units throughout the term

Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains logo Following the conclusion of a multi-year supply agreement, Manor Marussia F1 Team will race with Mercedes-Benz Hybrid power from the 2016 season onwards.

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Sep 16

Manor Marussia F1 Team signs Rossi

American GP2 Series title contender to race in five of the remaining rounds of the 2015 season

09 - Manor F1 TeamThe Manor Marussia F1 Team is pleased to announce that it has signed Alexander Rossi as Race Driver for five of the seven remaining rounds of the 2015 season, competing alongside Will Stevens. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

Manor Marussia F1 Team and Flex Box announce Team Partnership for the remainder of the 2015 season

Out of the box

2015-07-02 - Manor - Flex Box The Manor Marussia F1 Team today announced a new partnership with Flex Box, a leading worldwide manufacturer and supplier of new shipping, storage and reefer containers.

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Jun 03

Manor Marussia F1 Team signs Fabio Leimer to Official Reserve Driver role

In reserve

09 - Manor F1 TeamThe Manor Marussia F1 Team is pleased to announce that it has signed Fabio Leimer as an Official Reserve Driver for the remainder of the 2015 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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