A farewell snap from the Manor F1 team gives us a glimpse of what a 2017 car actually looks like.
The ever consuming media giant that is Motorsport.com have released a picture taken at Manor F1 aero department soon after the announcement that investment had failed to be found for this coming season.
Here we see a 60% scale model of the car they would’ve raced had the coffers continued to flow through the ever struggling minow team.
Manor are the last team left from the three ‘new teams’ from 2010 and in recent history enjoyed a cult following not to different to the original F1 minnows of yesteryear, Minardi.
Perhaps the fact that they graced the points a few times in their 6 year existence might be the reason.
A true underdog.
Alas, what is often forgotten is that the team had been involved with the last 2 deaths in F1 since Senna’s 1994 at Imola. Namely Maria de Villota and Jules Bianchi.
This aside, f1 fans always like a team that can punch above its weight and rise above adversity. Unfortunately, it looks like 2017 is a leap too far.