Yesterday it became known that the British team Manor was forced to cease its existence. GPUpdate.net offers to remember about the short history of performances of this team in F1.
The best place in KK: ninth (2014)
Pilots: Lucas di Grassi, Timo Glock
Best result: 14th place (di Grassi, GP of Malaysia; Glock, GP Japan)
When the team debuted in F1 under the guise of Virgin Racing along with Lotus Racing and Hispania. All three teams had a hard time in light of the fact that the proposed FIA limits the budgets have not translated into reality.
Virgin had neither the pace nor reliability. The machine problems were compounded by inefficient large fuel tank. By the way, the VR-01 was the first car in F1, created solely on the basis of computational fluid dynamics.
Pilots: Timo Glock, jérôme d’ambrosio
Best result: 14th place (d’ambrosio, SE Australia)
Virgin agreed to continue working with computational fluid dynamics under the guidance of nick Wirth, however, this approach has not brought dividends: Lotus ahead of the British team, leaving her to fight only with HRT.
In the middle of the season was dismissed Wirth, and as a technical consultant, the team was Pat Symonds. That year Virgin had finished in last place in the constructors ‘ championship, losing even HRT.
Pilots: Timo Glock, Charles Pic
Best result: 12th place (Glock, GP of Singapore; Peak, SE of Brazil)
Russian manufacturer Marussia renamed the team due to the fact that the role of the Virgin in the management of the team has decreased significantly. However, a number of problems have not diminished.
The team was forced to miss pre-season tests: the delay in the timing of the MR01 design could not affect the results. At the same time, Marussia managed to beat in the Cup of designers HRT, which, however, was small consolation.
Pilots: Jules Bianchi, Max Chilton
Best result: 13th place (Bianchi, GP of Malaysia)
Winter left the team’s Timo Glock due to financial problems, and his place in the team took Ferrari protege Jules Bianchi, who became a partner max Chilton.
Serious problems Caterham played into the hands of Bianchi and Marussia tenth place at Sepang allowed the team to climb to tenth place in the Cup of designers.
Interestingly, Chilton also was subjected to significant achievement: in his debut F1 campaign, he finished all 19 races, setting a new record.
Pilots: Jules Bianchi, Max Chilton, Alexander Rossi
Best result: ninth place (Bianchi, GP of Monaco)
After the departure of Symonds to Williams to design MR03 entrusted to John Mavilaru. Good technique coupled with the Ferrari engine has allowed Marussia to get close to the tail of the cohort average.
Bianchi gave a gorgeous race in Monte Carlo: coming to the finish line ninth, he got the first ever team score. However, in Japan there was a tragedy when Jules lost control of the car on a wet road, crashing into a tractor during a safety car: as a result of the head injury Jules died in the summer of 2015.
Marussia had entered administration, which had to miss the last three races of the season. However, the team still managed to stay in ninth place in the constructors ‘ championship, ahead of Sauber and Caterham.
The PilotsWill Stevens Roberto Merhi, Alexandre Rossi
Best result: 12th place (Mary, GP; Rossi, GP USA)
Despite entering administration, prize money earned for team Bianchi, made the team a valuable asset. At the last moment the team rescued the Ovo founder Stephen Fitzpatrick. The team fielded at the start of the season, modified chassis in 2014, and two newcomers – will Stevens and Roberto merhi.
However, the car dramatically lost pace the rest of the machines. Towards the end of the season, the team left its founders John Booth and Graeme Loudon. In their place came Dave Ryan, Pat fry and Nicholas.
Pilots: Pascal Wehrlein, Rio Haryanto, Esteban Windows
Best result: the tenth place (Wehrlein, SE Austria)
The arrival of Haas F1 meant that the team that takes the 11th place by the end of 2016, will receive a disastrous financial result for the year. However, Manor was able to significantly improve the car: MRT05 with the engine of the Mercedes was quite competitive.
F1 newcomer Pascal Wehrlein drove to a sensational tenth place in Austria, but Felipe Nasr of Sauber managed to finish ninth in the Brazilian Grand Prix, thereby displacing the Manor on the 11th place in the team standings at the end of the competition year. In early January, the Manor was introduced by the administration and the buyers on the team and was not found.
Want to get the most current news website on your mobile device? Subscribe to our channel in the Telegram!