Software could delay Manor's running

The Manor team's running in the Australian Grand Prix could be delayed by software issues.

Against all the odds, Manor made it to Australia and on Thursday both cars passed scrutineering for the 2015 season opener.

But the team might not be able to run in Melbourne, according to Germany's Auto Motor und Sport, which reports all the software from the team's computers was cleared for the auction that was planned before the last-minute rescue deal.

Manor might now run out of time to re-install all the data before it can begin running with the updated 2014 cars and Ferrari engines.

"Manor may also need to pay some bills before the engine software is even released," the report claims.

Manor has not taken part in winter testing and its cars have not run since last year's Russian Grand Prix in October.

The team has signed Roberto Merhi and Will Stevens for this season.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Will Stevens , Roberto Merhi
Teams Manor Racing
Article type Breaking news