Manor will miss the opening round of the 2015 Formula 1 World Championship after failing to make it out on track for FP3 or qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix.

The team has overcome many hurdles to make it to Albert Park after being brought out of administration just a month ago, but issues getting the cars dialled in with software has prevented the machines - which are updated versions of its 2014 car - from getting on track.

Subsequently missing qualifying, it means Manor will not get the dispensation its needs to start the Australian Grand Prix, delaying its return until the second race in Malaysia in just two weeks' time.

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However, stewards have requested a representative from the team to submit a statement explaining 'why the team did not participate in Qualifying for the 2015 Australia Grand Prix after receiving a letter from the FIA on the 20th February'

The withdrawal means McLaren-Honda will occupy the final row of the grid with Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen in 17th and 18th respectively.