On the 27th of January, It was officially announced that the Manor F1 Team dream was at an end. The administrators had failed to find a buyer, and that was that.
Some people will remember Manor as a back marker team, simply there to make up the numbers. Others may not remember them at all. I will remember them as a team with limited budget, limited experience and unlimited heart.
Manor (known as Virgin Racing at the time) entered the sport in 2010 alongside Hispania and Lotus. Hugely limited testing and recent major regulation changes meant the teams were unable to get up to competitive speed in time for their arrival. This resulted in all three teams being hugely off the pace, and point scoring results were nowhere near achievable. Continue reading Manor F1 Team – A fine example of plucky Britain