Formula 1

Manor Name Could Return to Formula 1 if Cost Cap is Introduced – Lowdon

1 Mins read
Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Graeme Lowdon insists the Manor Racing name could return to Formula 1 in the future, if Liberty Media are true to their word that costs within the sport come down significantly.

The Manor Racing team dropped off the grid at the end of 2016 after then-owner Stephen Fitzpatrick pulled the plug on the project after failing to secure tenth place in the Constructors’ Championship, but the Manor name has subsequently resurfaced in the LMP2 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship, and will also be present in the LMP1 class in 2018.

Lowdon feels that a return to Formula 1 with Manor for both himself and former Team Principal John Booth could happen if a cost cap is introduced, which would help prevent the team being perennial back-markers once more, and he feels both he and Booth have unfinished business in Formula 1.

“If nothing changes – if there is no cost cap and the costs stay the same – then we cannot go back because it’s impossible to race against the big teams,” said Lowdon to Finnish newspaper Tarun Sanumat.

“But we have heard from the FIA and Liberty (Media) that work is being done to reduce the cost for private teams. In that case, we are interested in returning. Both myself and John Booth have unfinished business in F1.”

13769 posts

About author
Long time motorsport fanatic, covering Formula 1 and the occassional other series. Feel free to give him a follow on Twitter at @Paul11MSport.
Articles
Related posts
Formula 1

Verstappen Takes Victory on F1's Return to Shanghai

2 Mins read
TheCheckeredFlag’s report of the 2024 Chinese Grand Prix.
Formula 1

2024 Australian Grand Prix - TCF Driver of the Weekend

2 Mins read
TheCheckeredFlag Driver of the Weekend is revealed for the 2024 Australian Grand Prix.
Formula 1

2024 Australian Grand Prix – What the Team Principals are Saying after the Race

7 Mins read
The ten Team Principals reflect on drivers performances at Albert Park during Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix, a race that saw Ferrari claim their first win of 2024.