The artist/team formerly known as Virgin, Marussia and Manor Marussia will now be known as Manor Racing for the 2016 Formula 1 season.
Manor Racing – under the @ManorRacing Twitter account – posted a tweet on Tuesday confirming its new logo and branding, with a teaser that all will be revealed on February 22.
In no small coincidence, February 22 is the start of preseason testing at Barcelona, and it would stand to reason that either on or just before that date that Manor will confirm its driver lineup. American Alexander Rossi is known to be a frontrunner for one of the seats.
The Manor team also confirmed earlier this week that its new chassis completed the final FIA crash test.
Of course, with Manor now the new Lotus in terms of, “Hey, this has been here in several iterations and is now rebranding again” mode, this is where we remind you that this Manor is different from Graeme Lowdon and John Booth’s potential new project, advertised as @RealManor.
The current F1 Manor Racing iteration has added Dave Ryan to its management structure.