Date: 1st October 2015 at 10:29am
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The Manor Marussia team will be powered by Mercedes for 2016.

2015 has been a year in which the team have just tried to tread water.

At the end of 2014 the team struggled financially and fell into administration, missing a number of races towards the end of the season.

They exited administration, but have only been allowed to race with a modified 2014 car for the 2015 season as development for this seasons car was severely effected whilst employees were made redundant by the administrator.

The team have higher hopes for 2016 however as they will be receiving 2016 Mercedes engines as part of their new deal and along with their technical partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering they are aiming for some strong performance gains.

?I am delighted to announce our new Power Unit partnership with Mercedes-Benz for the 2016 season and beyond. Although there were many factors governing our selection of an engine partner to help power us towards our long-term ambitions, ultimately the strength of the Mercedes-Benz package speaks for itself. Manor Marussia team principal John Booth said following the announcement.

‘Together with the potential we are seeing with our 2016 car in the wind tunnel, the Mercedes-Benz Power Unit will assist our return to aggressive performance development with effect from next season.

?I would like to take this opportunity to thank Scuderia Ferrari for their support for our team over the past two seasons. In 2014, together we shared in the momentous occasion of the team?s first points and in 2015 Ferrari supported us to a degree that was above and beyond the requirements of our partnership agreement. Quite simply, we could not have returned to the grid without them