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.

Manor Grand Prix will use Cosworth engines for the 2010 season.