Emotional Monaco weekend continues for Manor

The Manor F1 Team will see its drivers start eighteenth and nineteenth on the grid for the Monaco Grand Prix, with Will Stevens battling hard with Roberto Merhi for team honours.

The team are enduring a tough and emotional weekend, a year on from Jules Bianchi’s top ten finish at the circuit, with Team Principal John Booth praising both drivers on what is their first time racing around the streets of the Principality in a Formula 1 car.

“Overall, a good first qualifying for Will and Roberto on their Monaco debut,” revealed Booth. “With Will it was not an entirely seamless session, so perhaps there was more to come there. With Roberto, he has had a slightly better session than the races so far, so a good job by him.

“We will have to see what tomorrow brings but our long run pace has been quite promising all weekend, so we hope to continue our run of two-car finishes as a fitting finale to what has been an emotional return to Monaco for our team.”