The Manor Racing Team have strengthened their technical department with the arrival of former Ferrari technical director Pat Fry who joins the outfit as a technical consultant as the outfit attempt to move the grid.

Manor Racing have a new power unit supplier with Mercedes Benz taking over from Ferrari while within in the management structure of the team Graeme Lowdon and John Booth have left the outfit following a difference of opinion on the direction of the team with team owner Stephen Fitzpatrick.

Former McLaren sporting director Dave Ryan who is now the Racing Director at Manor commented on Fry’s appointment by saying:

We are extremely fortunate to have Pat on board to help us hit the ground running with our exciting new technical package, The aim is to bring performance to the car with effect from the Barcelona tests, then translate that to the race track in Melbourne, to ensure we make the strongest possible start to 2016 and have a good basis for development in the early part of the season,

Manor Racing have signed former Ferrari chief designer Nikolas Tombazis as their chief aerodynamicist. Tobcommented by saying:

The team has impressive plans and is investing in all the right areas to achieve its on-track ambitions,

 

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