It will be a bittersweet weekend for Manor in Monaco as they scored their first points there last year, but Jules Bianchi won't be far from their thoughts.
Will Stevens: "I’m so excited to be racing in my first Monaco Grand Prix this weekend. It’s such a historic venue and the atmosphere is spectacular. From a racing point of view it’s a real drivers’ circuit, one which really showcases ability versus car performance. Precision is key as the smallest mistake can end up costing a driver dearly, but that’s all part of the unique challenge and I can’t wait to get started on Thursday. It will be an emotional weekend for the team as we remember Jules’ amazing achievement here last year. I was only watching then, but that was some race! We’ll all be pushing to ensure another strong performance and a two-car finish."
Roberto Merhi: "I can’t wait to be racing in Monaco. For sure, this is one of the highlights of the season for any driver. The track is a real adventure in any category but I’m thrilled to be racing here in F1 for the first time and on the 65th anniversary of such an historic circuit. The streets of Monaco are really exhilarating to drive, like Casino Square and the Swimming Pool section and it’s a really amazing vibe all weekend. This is a special place for the team, so I hope we can have a good performance in the race for everybody."
John Booth – Team Principal: "It is always a fantastic feeling to be racing in Monaco. It’s a very special occasion for the whole sport, but for our team it carries an even greater significance as the scene of so much jubilation 12 months ago when Jules delivered our first constructors’ championship points. That was an incredible, unforgettable day and it is very important to everyone in the team that we honour what Jules achieved for us. It’s a big part of the reason we are back racing today. Consequently, despite our obvious sadness, this weekend we will remember and celebrate what was a very important milestone in the team’s history and what was, above all, a mighty race performance from Jules."