Manor will not be on the 2017 grid. Administrators just released information that they are pulling the plug. Today the other Manor entities were informed that Jus Racing Services Limited will be liquidated.
“It is deeply regrettable that the team has had to cease trading and close its doors,” commented Geoff Rowley, administrator at FRP Advisory.
“Manor is a great name in British motorsport and the team has achieved a great deal over the past two years, invigorated under new ownership.”
“The administration process provided a moratorium to allow for attempts to secure a long term viable solution for the team within in a very limited time-frame but sadly no solution could be achieved to allow for the business to continue in its current form within what was a very tight time-frame.”
This means the end for the 212 employees of JSRL. They are now out of a job.
Never say never, we have learned the passed season when comparable situations arised. However, Manor future looks bleak. Is it really Manor-vr and out? TheJudge13 hopes went up with new F1 managements remarks about being more just for smaller teams. Could we expect a helping hand?
Manor was the last remaining “new” team which entered the grid in 2010 alongside HRT and Caterham. Both other teams had to fold earlier for similar problems. Manor entered the field as Virgin Racing and was later renamed Marussia F1 before returning to the name MRT (Manor Racing Team)
Manor team members were disappointed, but did publish some photo’s of the 2017 model on the internet.