The British team could soon be swallowing an excessive long list of teams that have been forced to disappear from Formula 1 due to economic problems.
Manor Racing: Every minute that passes without Manor Racing F1 finding a buyer or an investor plays against him. The British team has entered into a competition of creditors at a very delicate time, the time when its engineers should be finalizing the vehicle of 2017, physically embodying everything computer designed to date.
And although Manor Racing has stated that its employees are in current payment at least until December 31, being in a situation of creditors makes it unfeasible against payment of employees as well as suppliers, so it is To suppose that the production process is totally suspended to date , which is a tragedy with respect to the continuity of the structure in 2017.
It is because it is hard to find a buyer in normal situations, but it costs much more if Manor Racing does not have a normative vehicle designed 2017, and will cost much more each day that passes until the time comes when, with or without money injection, You cannot continue with the equipment as there is neither vehicle nor material time to build it.
The situation is different to the one that the team lived in 2015 , since then there was a change of technical regulations and to adapt the car that the equipment had constructed in 2014 was relatively simple. If Manor Racing can not build a vehicle in time, the value of the equipment will become null in just a few weeks, being insurmountable.
In spite of the complications, it is difficult to understand that the equipment does not find rescuer. To this day would be the easiest way to have a team quarry, as already has Red Bull with Toro Rosso. Mercedes could find the right place for their pilots to fire without having to place them on different teams or as it seems to happen with Pascal Wehrlein in the Sauber team, who does not even use Mercedes mechanics.
It would also be suitable for Ferrari, who should start taking their Ferrari Drivers Academy seriously and start training their drivers in the face of the possibility that in the future it will not be as easy for them to register first level drivers as it has been happening to date . And without a doubt, Honda should take a step forward and finally do what they should have done in 2014, doubling their engines on track and with it data acquisition in order to improve, more now with the elimination of the token system, presuming A greater facility to update the devices, if that is to win is really in their plans.
On the other hand, beyond builders, there could be other interested parties. Firstly, there has been a lot of talk about Ron Dennis , who outside the McLaren leadership would find in the British team how to follow through on his passion, although the Brit has already spent periods outside of Formula 1 and seems to be Able to resist it. Another possibility would be the arrival of a wealthy family who looks for the way that its pilot arrives at the Formula 1.
Who else has sounded in this regard is the family of pilot Sean Gelael , whose father is a business manager of Kentucky Fried Chicken Asia and whose mother is a national movie star. However, the results of the Indonesian driver do not show that he is prepared for Formula 1, in addition to making it difficult to obtain a Formula 1 super-license. Similarly, the payout is so important that it is unlikely to be realized. Quite the Jordan King driver’s family has been involved in the current Manor Racing and although at times it seemed that the British had a short-term secured seat on the Formula 1 grid, it finally seems like it will not be.
Be that as it may, hopefully Manor Racing manages to fix the situation and that the 2017 start season with 22 cars, without the performance of a team like the modest British, it seems complicated that in 2017 we could enjoy pilots of the talent of Pascal Wehrlein and Esteban Ocon .