Manor's Graeme Lowdon says there is no definitive timetable for the team's 2015 car, but confirms it will not been seen until the European rounds are in full flow.

The team is working tirelessly to prepare an updated version of its 2014 car to be ready for the Formula 1 season opener in Melbourne next week. The car is expected to undergo crash tests later this week before being sent to Australia, with the team altering the car to meet the new season regulations.

Sporting director Graeme Lowdon said he will wait until after the flyaway races in Australia, Malaysia, China and Bahrain before making a decision on when the team will switch to the new car, weighing up how competitive its current car is and what areas need improving.

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The Manor team are also still working on securing a second driver to team-mate Will Stevens for the new season, stating they are looking at a number of 'young drivers'. At present, the team has given no deadline for announcing its additional driver.

However, the team has announced a new addition with French designer Nicolas Perrin becoming Manor's head of trackside engineering. Perrin has worked for a number of sportscar racing teams before switching to Williams in F1 between 2005-2010.