Manor to complete new factory move

Manor's hopes of making the steps it needs to move up the Formula 1 grid next year will be boosted when it moves to a new factory later this week.

The former Marussia outfit has been without a permanent base since it went into administration on the eve of last year's United States Grand Prix.

Its old Banbury factory was sold by the administrators to the new Haas outfit, which will be using it as its European headquarters for its entry in to F1 next year.

Since coming out of administration following its rescue earlier this year, Manor has been operating out of various buildings, including Manor's Dinnington headquarters and offices at Silverstone.

However, later this week the team will be united under one roof when it moves to new premises in Banbury.

The cars will return there after this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix.

Engine boost

Although Manor has struggled for form this year, thanks to running a modified 2014 car and last year's Ferrari engine, it is hopeful of making a good step next year.

The team is in talks with Mercedes about using its power unit in 2016 and, allied to a new car being produced by new staff that includes former Mercedes technical director Bob Bell, there is a good chance of it making a decent step forward in form.

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