(President & Sporting Director)
|Former series||Formula One|
2016 FIA World Endurance Championship
Formula 3 Euro Series
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 UK
Formula Renault 2.0 UK Winter Series
Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup
Manor Motorsport Ltd, currently trading as Manor Endurance Racing Ltd is a British motor racing company that was formed in 1990 by former single-seater champion John Booth. Manor has participated as a team in many motorsport disciplines since its inception, including Formula One.
Its current sole involvement in motor racing is an entry to compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship since 2016.
The Formula One team most recently known as Manor Racing cut its links with Manor Motorsport following John Booth and his partner Graeme Lowdon's resignation from the Formula One project at the end of the 2015 season.
Throughout its history, the team primarily competed in Formula Renault, with past drivers including 2007 Formula One World Champion Kimi Räikkönen, 7 times Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton and other Formula One drivers such as Antônio Pizzonia. In 1994 James Matthews set a record 11 race wins in a season that lasted more than 20 years, on his way to winning both the British and European series for Manor.
In 2007, Manor Motorsport saw a change of ownership when Formula Renault UK team manager, Tony Shaw, bought out John Booth and continued operating under the name of Manor Competition from a completely separate base. In turn, John Booth retained the Manor Motorsport name and continued to race in the Formula 3 Euro Series until 2009.
Manor also had a GP3 Series team from 2010 until 2014, run under the name of "Marussia Manor Racing" with the exception of the 2010 season.
From 2012 until 2015, Manor Competition competed in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup and Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 championships in partnership with MP Motorsport. As well as this, the two teams combined forces in Auto GP in 2012 and 2013.
For its participation in the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship, Manor are using two Oreca 05 chassis powered by Nissan engines, racing in the LMP2 class. The No. 44 car - driven by Tor Graves, James Jakes and Will Stevens - was entered for the full season. The No. 45 car was entered on a one-off basis for every race except for Le Mans, as the car was entered too late to gain entry. Richard Bradley, Roberto Merhi and Matt Rao were signed to drive the car.
On 12 June 2009, it was announced Manor's application to participate in the 2010 Formula One season had been accepted. Their Formula One team was registered as Manor Grand Prix although it raced as Virgin Racing for sponsorship reasons. Powered by Cosworth engine, the team distinguished itself for designing its cars only digitally. This design approach was abandoned in 2011 when the team forged a technical partnership with McLaren.
The Formula One team was renamed the Marussia F1 Team after Marussia Motors bought a controlling interest in the team. In 2014, coinciding with the team's switch of engine supplier from Cosworth to Ferrari, the team scored its first ever World Championship points thanks to the exploits of their leading Ferrari-sponsored driver, Jules Bianchi, during the Monaco Grand Prix. The team suffered a major blow at the Japanese Grand Prix, when Bianchi was involved in a serious crash and remained in a coma before succumbing to his head injuries in July 2015. At the following race, the inaugural Russian Grand Prix, Marussia fielded only one car out of respect for Bianchi but also as a result of mounting financial pressure, which then saw the team enter administration alongside its rival, Caterham. Marussia would take no further part in the 2014 season. It risked losing its 2014 prize money unless able to further compete in the sport the following year.
On 19 February 2015, Manor Motorsport's administrators announced that the team had come out of administration and planned to enter the 2015 Formula One season under the name Manor Marussia F1 Team with John Booth and Graeme Lowdon continuing to run the team. This was possible thanks to businessman Stephen Fitzpatrick buying the team, with Justin King joining as chairman.
Two of the Manor team's drivers have sustained fatal head injuries. In July 2012, test driver María de Villota crashed heavily into a team transporter during straight line aerodynamic tests. Among other things, she suffered the loss of her right eye but recovered sufficiently to become a motorsport safety advocate and get married. In October 2013, however, she died following a heart attack believed to have been caused by her underlying brain injuries.
In October 2014, race driver Jules Bianchi suffered severe brain injuries while competing in the Japanese Grand Prix. He succumbed to his injuries in July 2015 after remaining hospitalised and in a coma since the accident. Bianchi had made a significant contribution to the team as recognised by team principal, John Booth who, immediately following the 2015 Australian Grand Prix, attributed the team's 2015 return after failing to complete the prior season to the point-scoring and prize-winning performance of Bianchi at the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix. In Bianchi's honour, since the 2014 Russian Grand Prix, the team cars have carried a "JB17" logo, which represent Bianchi's initials and race number.
|2010||Virgin Racing||VR-01||Cosworth CA2010 2.4 V8||B||24.
| Timo Glock
Lucas di Grassi
|2011||Marussia Virgin Racing||MVR-02||Cosworth CA2011 2.4 V8||P||24.
| Timo Glock
|2012||Marussia F1 Team||MR01||Cosworth CA2012 2.4 V8||P||24.
| Timo Glock
|2013||Marussia F1 Team||MR02||Cosworth CA2013 2.4 V8||P||22.
| Jules Bianchi
|2014||Marussia F1 Team||MR03||Ferrari 059/3 1.6 V6 t||P||4.
| Max Chilton
|2015||Manor Marussia F1 Team||MR03B||Ferrari 059/3 1.6 V6 t||P||28.
| Will Stevens
|Formula 3 Euro Series results|
|2004||Dallara F304-Mercedes HWA||Charles Zwolsman||20||0||0||0||9||16th||5th|
|2005||Dallara F305-Mercedes-HWA||Lucas di Grassi||20||1||1||0||68||3rd||4th|
|Paul di Resta||20||0||0||0||32||10th|
|2006||Dallara F305-Mercedes||Kohei Hirate||20||1||0||0||61||3rd||2nd|
|2007||Dallara F305-Mercedes||Franck Mailleux||20||1||0||4||38||7th||2nd|
|2008||Dallara F308-Mercedes||Koudai Tsukakoshi||20||0||0||0||36||7th||5th|
|2009||Dallara F308-Mercedes||César Ramos||16||0||0||0||0||25th||4th|
|2010||Dallara-Renault||Manor Racing||James Jakes||12||0||0||0||21||8th||4th|
|2011||Dallara-Renault||Marussia Manor Racing||Adrian Quaife-Hobbs||16||1||2||2||36||5th||3rd|
|2012||Dallara-Renault||Marussia Manor Racing||Tio Ellinas||16||1||0||3||97||8th||5th|
|2013||Dallara-AER||Marussia Manor Racing||Tio Ellinas||16||2||1||1||116||4th||5th|
|2014||Dallara-AER||Marussia Manor Racing||Patrick Kujala[nb 1]||18||0||0||0||22||14th||6th|
|Ryan Cullen[nb 2]||16||0||0||0||0||25th|
|Dean Stoneman[nb 3]||18||5||1||2||163||2nd|
|2016||Manor||44||Oreca 05||Tor Graves||4||0||0||14||25th||10th|
|Alfonso Diaz Guerra||1||0||0||0||NC|
|2017||CEFC Manor TRS Racing||24||Oreca 07||Tor Graves||3||0||0||34||7th||7th|
* Season still in progress
+Car ineligible for LMP2 Teams Championship
|2016||Manor||44||Oreca 05-Nissan|| Tor Graves
|2017||CEFC Manor TRS Racing||24||Oreca 07-Gibson|| Tor Graves
|25||Oreca 07-Gibson|| Roberto González
|FIA World Endurance Championship||2016-2018|
|British Formula Renault Championship||1990-2011|
|Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0||1991-2003, 2010, 2012-2015|
|British Formula 3 Championship||1999-2003|
|Formula 3 Euro Series||2004-2009|
|Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup||2012-2015|