Manor F1 Team President and Sporting Director Graeme Lowdon has finally broken his silence and has confirmed that the next race, the season ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit will be his last with the outfit.
As Paddock Eye reported recently Lowdon has tendered his resignation from the outfit after apparently falling out with new team owner Stephen Fitzpatrick over the direction the Northern Irishman is taking the team in. It is also believed that team founder and boss John Booth has also tendered his resignation.
However it is a slightly different scenario for Booth as he owns the Manor name having brought the Sheffield based outfit into Formula One in 2010.
The news of Lowdon’s imminent departure from the team coming as a major place as he was instrumental is resurrecting the outfit after they entered administration at the end of last season.
The outfit have also done a deal with Mercedes to receive a supply of power units from next season in what Toto Wolff described in Mexico as a long term agreement.
It is also believed that Tavo Hellmund, the man who brought F1 to Austin and the sport back to Mexico is interested in purchasing the Manor F1 Team as it is now an attractive asset to have with Mercedes backing.