Manor are getting Mercedes engines next year and naturally, we all joked that McLaren Honda might be getting some tough competition from the plucky underdogs.
When Fernando Alonso was asked what he thought to Manor’s Mercedes engine deal, he said ‘they could put an airplane engine in and they will be no further ahead.’
In response to Alonso’s jibe, Manor wrote the most brilliant comeback on their Twitter account, effectively saying McLaren were going to finish last-but-one in the Constructors’ Championship.
We'll let that comment lie for now. Plenty of time to discuss it when we're garage neighbours next year 😘 https://t.co/4kFoF7z3jw
— Manor Racing (@ManorRacing) October 9, 2015