As predicted earlier, the FIA on Friday published the official 2015 entry list that includes a place on the grid for the revived ‘Manor Marussia’ team.
Although the backmarker’s Russian investor is long departed, it is believed the team has had to keep ‘Marussia’ in its name in order to qualify for its 2014 prize money.
And the FIA said Manor’s entry is also subject to the car’s “full compliance with the 2015 technical regulations”, after its bid to field last year’s car was recently blocked by Force India.
Also yet to be confirmed is race driver Will Stevens’ super licence. The identity of Steven’ teammate is not yet known.
The final entry list, meanwhile, does not feature a place for fellow ailing backmarker Caterham, which undoubtedly seals that team’s demise and the possibility of a maximum 20-car grid for 2015. (GMM)