In the round-up: Manor, which competed in F1 last year as Marussia, has cleared one obstacle to returning to F1 after coming out of administration.
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Marussia creditors approve exit from administration (Reuters)
“Administrators FRP Advisory LLP said in a statement that a Company Voluntary Arrangement had been agreed to allow control of Manor Grand Prix Racing, which traded as Marussia F1, to be passed back to directors.”
Wolff and Nasr blame each other (Sky)
“I went straight over to him and said ‘what the hell went on’? He was a bit speechless and to be honest with you I was also a bit speechless because it was one of those things that happened and you said to yourself ‘how the hell did that just happen?’ It’s stupid.”
Renault not where Red Bull wants it (Autosport)
“We are still fine-tuning definitely, we are not where we want to be yet with engine and driveability.”
@ianparkesf1 I would have thought the same thing about them being allowed to use the 2014 car?
? Formula Money (@FormulaMoney) February 19, 2015
I find it odd williams, still has double thickness sections where the pillars meet the nose pic.twitter.com/pSjTZDy9Dp
? Craig Scarborough (@ScarbsF1) February 19, 2015
A very rare sight, with two LEC F1 cars in the same garage here at a busy test day Donington! #lovedonington pic.twitter.com/2vQgWaQ8g2
? Donington Park (@DoningtonParkUK) February 19, 2015
2015 cars are under construction and staff being recruited. For once, a good news story in #F1. Let’s hope #F1 doesn’t get in the way
? Kevin Eason (@easonF1) February 19, 2015
Final day tomorrow It’s been an honour and a pleasure to work for @McLarenF1 for the last 7 years! Good luck for 15 pic.twitter.com/9OsMBcgfvM
? Tom Briggs (@1derpony) February 19, 2015
Young gun #MaxVerstappen had a nice sunset lockup tonight in his @ToroRossoSpy. #Formula1 pic.twitter.com/H5BWpeicwG
? Jamey Price (@jameypricephoto) February 19, 2015
Comment of the day
It?s not been a great start to testing for McLaren but @Robbie is staying optimistic:
These are such early days. There is no rule that says they have to be challenging the Mercedes in race one. This is a process and they?ve only just begun.
Red Bull could barely pile on the kilometres a year ago at this time, and they weren?t dealing with a new marriage.
Are they frustrated? I?m sure. But are they looking at each other in dismay saying things are falling apart? I think the opposite really.
Things are coming together as they find their issues, resolve them, and move on. I highly doubt they themselves were fully expecting perfection out of the box. Teething issues for their particular scenario should be considered normal for this complex formula.
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On this day in F1
Happy birthday to Penske team founder Roger Penske who is 78 today. Besides being a powerhouse team in IndyCar racing for decades, his cars appeared in F1 for four seasons and took a single win in the 1976 Austrian Grand Prix.