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What could have been.

What could have been.

Some of you may have noticed that pre-season testing wrapped up last week as the teams prepare for the start of the F1 2017 season. This time last year we were in the paddock in Barcelona, rooting for...

Read 1 week ago, Manor Racing Team Fan Blog, Manor Racing

A few words

It has been five days since we broke the news that the bid by CGF to save Manor Racing had failed. It had become clear to us two weeks before the bid officially ended, that it the effort to keep the team...

Read 2 weeks ago, Manor Racing Team Fan Blog, Manor Racing

Breaking: Manor takeover talks end in failure

Breaking: Manor takeover talks end in failure

It is with deep sadness that I have to report that we were informed earlier this evening that talks to save Manor Racing have ended with no resolution. From the outset of the talks, it was made clear...

Read 3 weeks ago, Manor Racing Team Fan Blog, Manor Racing

Sky Sports F1 confirm talks are ongoing

Sky Sports F1 confirm talks are ongoing

Sky Sports News F1 have confirmed that that talks to save Manor Racing are still ongoing. They report “Talks have been ongoing over the last couple of weeks with a party that would seek to buy the...

Read 1 month ago, Manor Racing Team Fan Blog, Manor Racing

Ex-Manor employee’s offer to work for free in a bid to keep CGF talks alive

Ex-Manor employee’s offer to work for free in a bid to keep CGF talks alive

It is now ten days since we reported that talks between Manor Racing, CGF and the appointed administrators were set to end with no deal expected to be reached. That was our personal opinion at the time,...

Read 1 month ago, Manor Racing Team Fan Blog, Manor Racing

Revealed: The 2017 Manor kit.

Revealed: The 2017 Manor kit.

These are particularly cruel times to be a Manor Racing Fan. As we sit here, desperately hoping that against ever increasing odds, the team will somehow be rescued at the very last minute, other teams...

Read 1 month ago, Manor Racing Team Fan Blog, Manor Racing

Graeme Lowdon and Pat Symonds set up a new company

Graeme Lowdon and Pat Symonds set up a new company

One of the more fun things that have developed from writing this blog is my new found love of trawling through the Companies House website. For those unaware of the website, it is a registrar of companies...

Read 1 month ago, Manor Racing Team Fan Blog, Manor Racing

CGF takeover bid: talks anticipated to end

CGF takeover bid: talks anticipated to end

Manor Racing Fan Blog understands an announcement will be made regarding the conclusion of talks between representatives from CGF and the administrators acting on behalf on Manor Racing in the early part...

Read 1 month ago, Manor Racing Team Fan Blog, Manor Racing

CGF Takeover bid: Talks to anticipated to end

CGF Takeover bid: Talks to anticipated to end

Manor Racing Fan Blog understands an announcement will be made regarding the conclusion of talks between representatives from CGF and the administrators acting on behalf on Manor Racing in the early part...

Read 1 month ago, Manor Racing Team Fan Blog, Manor Racing

CGF takeover bid for Manor Racing: Some clarification

CGF takeover bid for Manor Racing: Some clarification

In the past year we have met, chatted to and interacted with so many interesting people due to this blog. Overall, it’s is mainly a positive experience but we must admit at times it is like hitting your...

Read 1 month ago, Manor Racing Team Fan Blog, Manor Racing

Manor takeover: time is now the enemy

Over the weekend a member of the F1 press community finally caught up with the reports you have been reading on Manor Racing Fan Blog over the past ten days. Up until that article on Saturday, not a single...

Read 1 month ago, Manor Racing Team Fan Blog, Manor Racing

Manor takeover: how things stand after yesterdays bad news

Manor takeover:  how things stand after yesterdays bad news

It was literally three minutes after our stubby little fingers pressed publish on our latest blog detailing the processes in which CGF were going through in an attempt to purchase Manor Racing that the...

Read 1 month ago, Manor Racing Team Fan Blog, Manor Racing

Manor takeover: CGF awaiting on due diligence report before pursuing bid.

Manor takeover: CGF awaiting on due diligence report before pursuing bid.

Yesterday, this blog was informed, that the breaking point for any takeover deal that Mr Fitzpatrick would consider for the team was evidence that there were the funds in place from a bidder that would...

Read 1 month ago, Manor Racing Team Fan Blog, Manor Racing

In defence of Stephen Fitzpatrick

In defence of Stephen Fitzpatrick

After we we posted yesterdays update, yet another source has come forward to us to confirm with us that speculation blaming Stephen Fitzpatrick for rejecting the latest CGF offer based on him profiteering,...

Read 1 month ago, Manor Racing Team Fan Blog, Manor Racing

Manor takeover: further clarification on the CGF bid

Manor takeover: further clarification on the CGF bid

Earlier today we posted a blog reacting to the news that a takeover bid from CGF for Manor Racing had been rejected by the team owner Stephen Fitzpatrick due to a disagreement over the asking price for...

Read 2 months ago, Manor Racing Team Fan Blog, Manor Racing

Manor takeover latest: CGF bid rejected by Fitzgerald

Manor takeover latest: CGF bid rejected by Fitzgerald

It appears the latest bid by CGF reported by our blog earlier in the week has been rejected by the current owner Stephen Fitzpatrick. Prominent F1 journalist Joe Saward has reported on his blog that an...

Read 2 months ago, Manor Racing Team Fan Blog, Manor Racing

Why Ross Brawn must help save Manor Racing

Former Ferrari and Mercedes chief Ross Brawn was yesterday announced as part of the new senior management team appointed to lead F1 into a new era following yesterdays surprise removal of Bernie Eccelstone...

Read 2 months ago, Manor Racing Team Fan Blog, Manor Racing

Takeover bid: What we know

Takeover bid: What we know

it has been quite a turbulent the few months in the life of Manor Racing Team. With constant speculation about the sale of the team, followed by the loss of 10th place in the flukiest of circumstances...

Read 2 months ago, Manor Racing Team Fan Blog, Manor Racing

The long road ahead

The long road ahead

It is almost February and the new F1 season in now less than two months away. There is still a huge question mark hanging over Manor Race Teams participation in the 2017 season. After a bleak few weeks...

Read 2 months ago, Manor Racing Team Fan Blog, Manor Racing

The verdict is dire

Yesterday delivered the news that we had began to fear over the past few weeks. Earlier this week we posted a blog that questioned if the team were ever going to find a buyer. We suspected that we already...

Read 2 months ago, Manor Racing Team Fan Blog, Manor Racing