The Manor F1 Team confirmed on Friday afternoon that its 2016 challenger has completed the mandatory FIA crash tests ahead of the new season.
It was also confirmed on Friday that former Ferrari designer Nikolas Tombazis as chief aerodynamicist, Manor revealed its new chassis had been fully homologated. The crash test is the final stage needed before teams can carry out winter testing, which begins in Barcelona on the 22nd February.
The team confirmed the news via their Twitter page as follows:-
The 2016 season will be Manor’s first with Mercedes power. It ran a year-old Ferrari engine after its remarkable recovery from administration in 2015 but spent the entire season at the rear of the pack.
Manor is still yet to confirm either driver for the upcoming season but the favourites for the seats are Pascal Wherlein, Alexander Rossi, Kevin Magnussen and Will Stevens.