Why Formula 1 needs teams like Manor

Why Formula 1 needs teams like Manor

On paper, a team aiming for the odd point at best may not seem like a huge loss from Formula 1, but Manor closing its doors has multiple ramifications for the championship

Since joining the Formula 1 grid in 2010, the team latterly known as Manor has had three names and scored three points.

It would be easy to reach the conclusion that F1 is no worse off without Manor, the last of the trio of new-in-2010 teams to fall. The 2017 grid will be filled by 20 cars from 10 teams, all of which are better prospects than Manor to challenge regularly in the midfield.

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