The FIA has issued the updated entry list for the 2015 Formula 1 season, confirming that Manor Marussia F1 Team (formerly known as Marussia) has a place on the grid, subject to its car complying with the regulations.
Both Marussia and Caterham F1 Team encountered financial difficulties towards the end of last season, with both companies entering administration.
Although Caterham was able to return for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the team’s bid to find fresh investment eventually fell flat, resulting in its closure.
However, Marussia was given a fresh lease of life when some investment was found at the last minute, and the team confirmed earlier this week that it planned to be in Melbourne for the Australian Grand Prix will Will Stevens as one of its drivers.
Now, the FIA has released its official entry list with Marussia on board, listed as “Manor Marussia F1 Team”. A footnote does confirm that its place on the grid is only subject to compliance with the 2015 technical regulations. The team had asked to race with its 2014 car this year, only for the F1 Strategy Group to reject the plan.
Following the closure of the team, Caterham has been left off the entry list, confirming that it will not be racing in any shape or form this year.
2015 FIA F1 World Championship – Updated Entry List
#44 – Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
#6 – Nico Rosberg Mercedes
#3 – Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull
#26 – Daniil Kvyat Red Bull
#19 – Felipe Massa Williams
#77 – Valtteri Bottas Williams
#5 – Sebastian Vettel Ferrari
#7 – Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari
#14 – Fernando Alonso McLaren
#22 – Jenson Button McLaren
#27 – Nico Hulkenberg Force India
#11 – Sergio Perez Force India
#33 – Max Verstappen Toro Rosso
#55 – Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso
#8 – Romain Grosjean Lotus
#13 – Pastor Maldonado Lotus
#9 – Marcus Ericsson Sauber
#12 – Felipe Nasr Sauber
TBA – Will Stevens* Manor Marussia**
TBA – TBA Manor Marussia**
*subject to holding of a super licence
**subject to compliance with the 2015 technical regulations