The FIA have announced the final entry list for the 2015 Formula 1 season, and it sees the Manor F1 Team’s place on the grid secured.
The Caterham F1 Team are absent from the list however, ending any hopes of the Leafield team making its own last ditch effort to remain in the sport, with their remaining assets being auctioned off in a few weeks time.
Manor’s presence on the grid in 2015 had been in doubt, but the team have proved to the FIA they have sufficient finances and infrastructure in place to be able to race.
Will Stevens has been confirmed as the team’s first driver for 2015, although he nor his yet-to-be-confirmed team-mate will be able to test the modified 2014 Marussia before the season begins next month in Australia. The team are aiming to introduce a fully 2015-specification car at the earliest possible time.
Official 2015 Formula 1 Entry List
|44||Lewis Hamilton||GBR||Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Limited|
|6||Nico Rosberg||GER||Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Limited|
|3||Daniel Ricciardo||AUS||Red Bull Racing Limited|
|26||Daniil Kvyat||RUS||Red Bull Racing Limited|
|19||Felipe Massa||BRZ||Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited|
|77||Valterri Bottas||FIN||Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited|
|5||Sebastian Vettel||GER||Ferrari Spa|
|7||Kimi Raikkonen||FIN||Ferrari Spa|
|14||Fernando Alonso||ESP||McLaren Racing Limited|
|22||Jenson Button||GBR||McLaren Racing Limited|
|27||Nico Hulkenberg||GER||Force India Formula 1 Team Limited|
|11||Sergio Perez||MEX||Force India Formula 1 Team Limited|
|33||Max Verstappen||NED||Scuderia Toro Rosso Spa|
|55||Carlos Sainz Jr||ESP||Scuderia Toro Rosso Spa|
|8||Romain Grosjean||FRA||Lotus F1 Team Limited|
|13||Pastor Maldonado||VEN||Lotus F1 Team Limited|
|9||Marcus Ericsson||SWE||Sauber Motorsport AG|
|12||Felipe Nasr||BRZ||Sauber Motorsport AG|
|TBA||Will Stevens||GBR||Manor Grand Prix Racing Ltd|
|TBA||TBA||TBA||Manor Grand Prix Racing Ltd|