Some things take a little extra to perfect, and that seems to be the case with Manor’s new car that was expected in 2015. Now, the announcement has been made that we will not see the car until 2016.
So what’s the cause of the wait? The Manor Formula 1 team wants to introduce a new chassis to allow for maximum time to be spent on development.
This, in all honesty, is quite a smart decision on their part. If you are developing an integral part of a machine that goes more than 200 miles per hour, the saying “it’s better to be safe than sorry” applies nicely.
With its drivers at the helm of a modified 2014 car this year, they originally planned to introduce a new car late in the year to celebrate their 11th hour revival. Right now, their plans will have to wait, but fans and team alike are curious about their developments after hiring some key personnel (including former Mercedes technical director Bob Bell).
Manor sporting director Graeme Lowdon told AUTOSPORT, “The rate of development of that chassis has been good and the optimum time to push that button was getting pushed back. Everyone is confident that when the next car comes along, it will be a major step forward.”
This is promising news from a team that faced mounting financial pressure in the 2014 season after the untimely passing of its star driver, Jules Bianchi.
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