TWO CARS HOME.
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain
Sunday 10 May 2015
STEVENS Chassis 02 P17 1:33.655
MERHI Chassis 03 P18 1:34.211
The Manor Marussia F1 Team achieved its third consecutive two car finish today as Will Stevens and Roberto Merhi ended the 66-lap Formula 1 Gran Premio de España Pirelli 2015 in 17th and 18th positions.
Will Stevens #28
“It’s good to finish another race with both cars. From a set-up and car balance point of view, this was probably our best race yet, so a good result for the team. I didn’t get the best start and I was behind Roberto for the first 12 laps. After I passed him, I pushed as much as I could. I’m looking forward to Monaco now, which I think is a track that will suit our car a little more.”
Roberto Merhi #98
“I’m pleased we achieved another two car finish for the team. The reliability of the car is obviously very good but we have to find some more performance. I got a good start and managed to get ahead of Will and stay there for 12 laps but we were on different tyre management strategies. On my second set of tyres I had a flat-spot and as that was a long stint I lost a lot of time. I’m happy to finish my first home race though and to have a good team result here in Spain.”
John Booth, Team Principal
“Both drivers did a good job and we are obviously very pleased with the reliability of the cars. Clearly there is some work to do, but our development programme is still in its infancy, so race finishes are key for providing the information we need. The next race should be a bit better and of course it is a very special venue for us, as the track where Jules achieved our first two Constructors’ Championship points one year ago.”