Stevens hoping for extended stay with Manor in 2016


Will Stevens hopes he has done enough in 2015 to warrant being retained by the Manor F1 Team for another season, a season that promises to be far more competitive than this.

The British driver joined the team ahead of this season expecting to be running at the back, but with Mercedes power for 2016 and a technical allegiance with the Williams team, he expects Manor to be able to compete at a higher level, and hopes to be a part of it.

“Obviously this year was always going to be difficult, but with Manor I have good stability, I know the team well and I really enjoy working with everybody here,” said Stevens.

“The package they’re bringing for next year is going to be a lot more competitive than what we’ve had this year.

“I feel it would be nice to have a year with this team where we would have more of a chance of scoring points and fighting for position.

“We just need to work out what’s best for me and move forward from there. But I’m enjoying working with these guys and I don’t see why it can’t continue into next year.”