Twelve months after Jules Bianchi's remarkable run to Marussia's first points in F1, the rebranded Manor team couldn't quite replicate that feat at the 2015 Monaco Grand Prix but remains satisfied with another double finish.

For the first time this season, Roberto Merhi would get the better of team-mate Will Stevens, the British driver struggling for much of the afternoon after sustaining front-wing damage early on.

For Merhi, the result represents a positive step forward, adding that he now feels as though 'everything is coming together now'

"I'm really happy with my result," he said. "The pace was good and it was a great feeling to be racing in my first Monaco Grand Prix. I'm pleased for the team to get another two-car finish and we have plenty of data again to understand how we can keep improving the car for the next few races.

"The past few races have been tough but it feels like everything is coming together now. Canada will be a new and different experience again but it feels like we are making good progress now."

Stevens, meanwhile, was simply happy to get to the chequered flag after his early troubles.

"It's nice to take the chequered flag at my first Monaco Grand Prix and it's another good result for the team, getting both cars to the finish once again. It wasn't a straightforward race though; quite tough in fact.

"I picked up some front wing damage on my first lap and the combination of struggling for downforce whilst being on the prime tyre really hurt our race, and of course put me behind Roberto. So quite a bit of frustration along the way but we continue to be encouraged by our reliability and some improvement in pace here this weekend."


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