Or Alonso, to finish the Ferrari 2014 club .r.t.1.n wrote:now the only thing they need is good and talented Driver like Jules
for example kevin Magnussen alongside pascal wehrlein
+ Bob Bellajprice wrote:That was last year, with a modified 2014 car and 2014 Ferrari engines. Now they have:
A new car
This year's Mercedes engines
Transmission and suspension parts from Williams
Pat Fry and Nikolas Tombazis.
Maybe they will be at the back of the grid again, maybe McLaren have sorted their engines out, but you can't dismiss the steps Manor have made.
O/T- people thought Mclaren were going to be snaffling the odd podium last year too.Raleigh wrote:McLaren will likely take a big step forward, I'm expecting midfield and possibly a podium or two.
Manor's competition is going to be Sauber (struggling this year, late launch etc) and perhaps Renault. The crucial step is going from hopelessly last to running among the back of the midfield with more established teams and I'm fairly optimistic Manor can do that this year.
Gaz. wrote: I really would like to see Manor leap into the midfield. Sauber I would imagine will be dead last but the next rung ........
Well, you may be right but a few things mentioned are/could be wrong.FW17 wrote:Gaz. wrote: Manor has 5 years experience but lost all data last year, hence has data of a year
probably a staff strength of a 100
no manufacturing capability
no experience with there engine
a budget of 80 million