Manor chassis passes crash tests

Date published: January 16 2016 - Editor

Manor 2016 preparations are on track after the team revealed that their new chassis had successfully completed its final crash test.

Last year Manor had a difficult pre-season as the team was only sold in the 11th hour to new investors.

That meant not only did they not take part in testing but they also failed to line up on the grid at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

This year preparations have been smoother with the team announcing that their chassis would be ready for the opening Barcelona test after passing its mandatory crash tests.

Manor tweeted: "Today we completed our final crash test, so we now have a fully homologated chassis. Next stop Test 1 in Barcelona."

That announcement came hours after Manor confirmed the signing of former Ferrari designer Nikolas Tombazis as their new chief aerodynamicist.

The team, though, has yet to name their two drivers for the 2016 championship.