Motorsport

Manor could return to F1 but only if...

2018-01-23 15:08
Esteban Ocon Manor Racing (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Manor, who dropped out of F1 at the end of the 2016 season, could return to the sport but only if Liberty Media introduce a cost cap.

Manor withdrew from the sport due to a lack of finances.

The team had hoped to find a new backer, but given their disappointing results and the hefty price tag that comes with competing in F1 went into administration in January last year.

The company, though, could yet return to F1 as new owners Liberty Media debate the possible introduction of a cost cap.

Manor CEO Graeme Lowdon told Turun Sanumat: "If nothing changes - if there is no cost cap and the costs stay the same - then we cannot go back because it's impossible to race against the big teams. 

"But we have heard from the FIA and Liberty (Media) that work is being done to reduce the cost for private teams.

"In that case, we are interested in returning. Both myself and (former Manor team principal) John Booth have unfinished business in F1."

Read more on:    manor  |  f1
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Hypothetically, given the same cars to drive, who is the most talented current Formula One driver in your opinion?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.