The Manor Racing team showed at the Austrian Grand Prix over the weekend that they have made huge improvements in every area.
Pascal Werhlein did a great job in qualifying on Saturday starting the race from 12th place on the grid ahead of the likes of McLaren Honda’s Fernando Alonso and the Renault Sport F1 Team pairing of Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer.
The foundations for this improvement were laid by the incredibly hard work that the former management team of John Booth and Graeme Lowdon put into the outfit and thanks to the support of owner Stephen Fitzpatrick and new racing director Dave Ryan. The UK based outfit have got off the mark and can use Sunday’s result as a platform on which to build on.
The team also have have engineering assistance from Williams Advanced Engineering and a power unit from Mercedes which has helped them to move forward.
The point Manor Racing’s first since Jules Bianchi’s ninth place finish at the Monaco Grand Prix in 2014. Manor have now moved ahead of the Sauber F1 Team who are now the only team yet to score points this season.
The question is can Manor Racing build on their performance in Austria and score points in Silverstone this weekend?
Werhlein scored the point on merit following his performance in qualifying and this is something that he can build on for the future.