Date: 26th February 2015 at 9:03am
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Manor Grand Prix, formally Marussia, intend to be on the grid in Australia with British driver Will Stevens behind the wheel.

The 23-year-old was reserve team driver for Marussia during 2014, but left the team after it fell into administration.

He later made his Formula One debut at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last season racing for Caterham.

With Manor Grand Prix coming out of administration via a Company Voluntary Arrangement last week, the Dinnington based team intend on making the grid for the Australian Grand Prix despite not being involved in any of the winter test sessions.

?It?s very exciting to see everything coming together at Manor after the tremendous effort that has gone into saving the team,? Stevens told Sky Sports.

?It would not have been possible without the incredible support we have received from all the suppliers and from within the sport, but most of all the fantastic team of people at Manor who are working around the clock to ensure we are ready for Melbourne. My thanks to the team for their confidence in me and I can?t wait to see all the hard work rewarded when we line up on the grid in two weeks? time.’

Manor Grand Prix intend to race with a modified 2014 car.

Racing with last seasons car was blocked by the F1 Strategy Group, but Manor intend to run a modified car which does meet 2015 regulations.

This includes dropping the front of the chassis by 5cm and a new nose cone to meet new dimensional rules and new impact tests.

An agreement is also in place with Ferrari for the team to run old 2014 Ferrari engines.