I There is a race going on at the Manor factory in Dinnington against the time. With limited funds, a small group of engineers and mechanics is currently trying to build a Formula 1 car according to the 2015 regulations. The countdown is running. For an appointment at the beginning of March one has registered for the FIA crash tests. The cargo has to be ready on March 6th to be loaded onto the plane to Melbourne.
Manor Marussia wants to start in Australia
The financially troubled team has not given up for a long time. It was just announced that the bankruptcy phase would soon be over. Now big plans are being forged again.
'The Manor Marussia F1 Team is making big steps on the way to the opening race of the Formula 1 season 2015 in Melbourne, which will take place in a good two weeks', explained the racing team in a press release sent on Wednesday. 'The cars are in an advanced stage of construction at the Dinnington factory. The crew is working around the clock until the air freight deadline on March 6th.'
Will Stevens first regular driver of the Manor Marussia F1 Team
Progress was not only announced in terms of technology. The first decision has also been made in terms of driver personnel. Will Stevens from Britain was signed as a regular driver for the 2015 season. The 23-year-old only celebrated his Formula 1 debut at the 2014 season finale in Abu Dhabi - at the time in the service of Caterham.
'It's exciting to see how after the efforts to rescue the team everything comes together, 'said the new signing. 'It would not have been possible without the support of all the suppliers, the Formula 1 officials and the fantastic team that works around the clock to be ready for Melbourne in time. I thank the team for their trust and can hardly expect the reward when we're on the grid in 2 weeks. '