Manor has been permitted to race in the 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix despite both Will Stevens and Roberto Merhi failing to qualify within 107 per cent.

With Will Stevens failing to get out altogether due to a fuel pressure and Merhi falling four tenths shy of the required time to qualify for the race, it would come down to the discretion of the stewards to allow them to race.

They have now confirmed that both Stevens and Merhi will be permitted to race after setting 'satisfactory times in practice at this event'. Indeed, though Stevens was comfortably inside 107 per cent in FP2 - but not FP3 - Merhi has not yet done so.

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Nonetheless, the ruling means Stevens is due to start his second career race, while Merhi will be making his debut.