Italian GP: Race notes - Manor


The Manor Marussia F1 Team secured its 8th two-car finish of the 2015 season today as Will Stevens and Roberto Merhi ended the 53-lap Formula 1 Gran Premio D' Italia 2015 in 15th and 16th positions.

Will Stevens: "That was a good race. The car was well-balanced, we had good pace and for the first few laps I could enjoy some proper racing with the cars coming from behind us. Inevitably, things settled down a bit after that but we were able to push hard and maintain the momentum. I was very comfortable this weekend and feel like things are going my way again, so now I'm really looking forward to the long-hauls."

Roberto Merhi: "It's been a more difficult weekend for me, so I have to be pleased with what is a good result overall for the team. The last few races have been much better for me, but not everything goes your way all of the time, so I'll take away the positives and keep pushing for the flyaway rounds, starting with Singapore, which I'm really looking forward to."

John Booth, Team Principal: "All in all, another strong weekend for our team here in Monza. Our reliability continues to be very encouraging, our pace is improving relative to the cars immediately ahead and both drivers are pushing each other hard. This combination of factors is really allowing us to punch a little above our weight at present and it was good to see Will in particular enjoying a good fight with the cars around him in the opening laps today. A positive note on which to end the European phase of races. Finally, our congratulations to our powertrain partner Scuderia Ferrari on achieving a podium result at their home race."

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Published: 06/09/2015
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