Manor team to stay Manor Racing

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The Manor F1 Team have today announced Manor Racing as their official name for 2016, despite the fact that Manor Motorsport founder John Booth left the team last year, along with former team principal Graeme Lowdon.

Manor also mentioned "Full reveal 22/02/16", indicating it is set to reveal its new car and livery on the first day of winter testing at Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona.

The team, that found itself in dire straits towards the end of 2014, and thereby missed the last 3 races, was subsequently rescued, and is now run by Stephen Fitzpatrick. Investment from his Ovo company, along with prize money for Jules Bianchi's Monaco GP points finish are the basis of the team's current resurgence.

Manor is set to race a new chassis in 2016, powered by Mercedes engines. It will also be helped by a deal done with Williams to supply the drivetrain.