MANOR

F1 Racing - - SEASON PREVIEW 2016 -

IT’S TIME TO PROVE THEM­SELVES

Graeme Low­don and John Booth have gone and now ex-McLaren men Dave Ryan and Pat Fry are in charge: I worked with them both and know them well. I have great re­spect for their achieve­ments and if they are fully em­pow­ered, and nan­cially given the hand they need, then I think this team will cat­a­pult them­selves up the grid. They have a Mercedes en­gine now, a Wil­liams rear end, plus a promis­ing new driver in Pas­cal Wehrlein.

But they need to im­prove and must deal with new team Haas com­ing into the sport, who could em­bar­rass them by be­com­ing the best start-up team for some time. It will be in­ter­est­ing to see what they can do this year. MUR­RAY ON MANOR My heart bleeds for John Booth and Graeme Low­don fol­low­ing their de­par­ture from the team they so tena­ciously built. New team man­ager Dave Ryan knows which way is up and he’s got a moun­tain to climb, but Mercedes power will be a big help up­wards and on­wards from the foothills.

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