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Manor collapse big blow for young drivers - King

  • Published on 26 Feb 2017 09:22
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Jordan King has said that Manor's departure from the grid is a big blow for young drivers, as he was one of many hoping for a 2017 drive with the team. 

Manor entered administration at the start of the new year and after failing to find an investor, the team collapsed three weeks later. King was the development driver for the team for the last two seasons.

"I think it's a blow for Formula 1 in general - the grid is shrinking by near enough 10%, which I don't think is beneficial," King told Autosport. "For everybody in my position as a young driver, it becomes a lot harder when the grid shrinks."

Despite the agonising blow to his F1 chances, the Briton says that he will remain optimistic for a drive in the future.

"From a racing career level it's tough as well, because that was the best chance I had in the short term of getting into Formula 1. So I've got to make some new ties within Formula 1, but it's a small world and everybody knows everybody, so it shouldn't be tough if I perform correctly."

 

Fergal Walsh

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  • It is, and its sad to see Manor go, but at the same time Manor wasnt a functional project. Bianchi's points in 2015 (I think it was?) and the prize money they lead to, the support from Ferrari, Mercedes and Williams, that Irish businessman's cash injection, and the pay drivers could only prolong the process, but this was probably bound to happen.

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    • Feb 26 2017 - 09:39
    • More than likely.. 2014 Monaco was Bianchi's points

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      • Feb 26 2017 - 10:48
    • Oh, right!

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      • Feb 26 2017 - 11:33
  • samtkm

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    definatly did'nt help manor the cost of hybrid vs v8 motors

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    • Feb 27 2017 - 15:18

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