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  • Team founded 2010
  • Also known as Virgin Racing
  • Engine Cosworth
  • Tyres Bridgestone
  • Principal John Booth
  • Technical Director Nick Wirth
World Championship Career
Year Engine Driver Race Start Won Pod Class Best 1+2 Pole Front Best Lap Pts Pos
2010 Cosworth J d'Ambrosio, L di Grassi, T Glock 19 36 0 0 19 14 0 0 0 15 0 0 -
2011 Cosworth J d'Ambrosio, T Glock, R Wickens 19 37 0 0 29 14 0 0 0 19 0 0 -
Total 38 73 0 0 48 14 0 0 0 15 0
Race Circuit Date
First race Bahrain Grand Prix BIC March 14, 2010 Race results
Last race Brazilian Grand Prix Interlagos November 27, 2011 Race results
Profile

Run by former single-seater champion John Booth, Manor motorsport began to compete in 1990. During this time they have clocked up an impressive 171 race wins and 19 championship titles in major championships from the Formula Three Euroseries to Formula Renault, fielding names such as Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton.

Manor has two bases in the UK, one near Sheffield and another in Bicester. The team are known for pushing the bounds of technical innovation; all the cars are tested and designed digitally using a process developed by Wirth Research Limited (WRL). WRL was founded by Nick Wirth and specialises in research and development, and holds the position of technical director for the new grand prix team.

After Richard Branson enjoyed success with the underdogs at Brawn in 2009 he looked for his next project and Manor Grand Prix was it. The team was branded Virgin Racing for its debut season, but with no funds coming from Branson it added the name of major shareholder Marussia Cars to its 2011 title. The Wirth partnership failed to deliver results and early in to its second season the team terminated the deal. For 2012 the team was completely rebranded again, with owners Marussia ready to forge its own identity.

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Timo Glock heads for retirement on three wheels

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