The Manor Marussia F1 Team will not be punished by the FIA for failing to make it out on track during the Australian Grand Prix

The team, which only came out of administration a month before the 2015 F1 opener, faced an uphill task to gets its two cars - updated versions of their 2014 machines - ready to race in time, but were nonetheless present in Melbourne.

However, with neither Will Stevens nor Roberto Merhi making it out on track at all as Manor struggled to re-install the software it lost when it began selling its assets, the FIA subsequently summoned the team to explain its no-show.

Nonetheless, the FIA says it is satisfied that all measures were taken by Manor F1 to ensure it could attempt to compete, noting that it 'attended the event, brought a significant quantity of material and equipment with it, produced all required documents for checking, taken part in Scrutineering and its 2 cars were eligible to compete, brought sufficient staff to prepare the cars for competition, continued to work and do all within its ability to enable its 2 cars to compete and prepared the cars to a state where they were mechanically complete'.

With this in mind, the FIA concluded that Manor 'would not have been able to achieve a software configuration that allowed the two cars to operated in Practice or Qualifying sessions, even if they had worked outside curfew requirements. Therefore the stewards accepted that the team explained it had used all reasonable endeavours to ensure that its cars were able to compete in active competition, there the stewards take no further action'.



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