They may have made it onto this year’s grid against all the odds but Manor-Marussia aren’t planning on just making up the numbers in Formula One and now they might have just bagged the most prized possession in F1 other than Pastor Maldonado’s wallet, a Mercedes engine.
According to AUTOSPORT Mercedes’ Toto Wolff confirmed that they’ve been talking to Manor about a possible engine deal for 2016.
With Renault looking likely to takeover Lotus, there’ll be a Mercedes engine up for grabs, and the German manufacturer has already decided it doesn’t fancy giving them to old title rivals Red Bull.
Manor with Mercedes engines? McLaren must be shitting themselves.