Manor seeking young teammate for Stevens

Manor Marussia says it is seeking a young driver to partner Will Stevens when the Formula One season kicks off in Australia next week.

The reborn team has signed 23-year-old Stevens as its first driver, but is yet to announce who will line up alongside the Briton when it hits the track next week.

Stevens made his grand prix debut with the defunct Caterham team in last year's finale in Abu Dhabi.

The Briton was listed as a provisional entry by the FIA last week, subject to the holding of a superlicence.

Sporting director Graeme Lowdon says the the team in talks with more than one "very quick young" driver.

"We are in discussion, very detailed and very advanced discussion, with some very quick young guys," Lowdon told the Reuters news agency.

"Manor has always had a history of bringing some great driving talent on to the grid and we really want to try and continue that.

"What we are looking for is a quick driver and with the right temperament to have the challenges that they are going to have in a small team facing this kind of comeback."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Will Stevens
Teams Manor Racing
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