The Manor Grand Prix team is continuing to make strides towards being ready to race in Australia next month, as the team formerly known as Marussia signed a driver for the coming season. British racer Will Stevens has a deal with the squad to race in 2015, having completed just one race in his F1 career so far, for the Caterham team in their 2014 Abu Dhabi comeback.
Manor have come out of administration and agreed an engine supply deal with Ferrari, with Scuderia team principal Maurizio Arrivabene confirming: “We said to them we are going to supply them with the 2014 engine. There is nothing in writing at the moment.”
The team will have to arrive in Australia, if they can, with an updated 2014 car rather than a fully revised new machine. Will Stevens is still looking forward to the opportunity, saying: “It would not have been possible without the incredible support we have received from all the suppliers and from within the sport, but most of all the fantastic team of people at Manor who are working around the clock to ensure we are ready for Melbourne.”
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