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F2, F3, F4: Erreà Sport join Prema


Italian clothing Manufacturer Erreà Sport continue their rapid growth throughout Motorsport with the announcement of a new partnership with Prema for 2017 and beyond.

Joining the ranks of the Sauber F1 Team, Mahindra Formula E team, & Manor Endurance Racing, this new partnership will see Erreà Sport represented across F1, F2, F3, F4, Formula E, and the World Endurance Championship, with further partnerships in motorsport in development.

Fans of Erreà Sport in motorsport can find the online store for the Sauber F1 Team and Mahindra Formula E team though this link. Highlights of the Prema and Manor Endurance Team collection will be made available in the coming weeks.

The 2017 Prema team wear collection is a result of coming together of minds between the Prema and Erreà Sport design teams. The collection reflects the teams Italian heritage and team history, alongside ensuring functionality for the team in races around the world.

Commenting on the partnership René Rosin, Team Principal, remarked:
“We are proud to partner an excellent Italian company like Erreà for what is expected to be a particularly demanding season. Like in all professional sports, also in racing every single component can make a difference and Errea, to whom we will entrust our personnel, will definitely be a key component of the team”.

Errea Sport Chairman Angelo Gandolfi added:
“We are delighted for this new and prestigious partnership. Prema and Erreà share the same values and represent a dynamic, efficient and determined combination, looking forward to score great results in the upcoming season. We worked hard together with the team in order to provide them with all the support they need to keep pushing the limits forward.”


To keep up to date on  Prema through the 2017 season in motorsport you can follow them on Twitter here.

Formula One: The 2017 Manor Racing MRT 02

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With the depressing news emerging this afternoon that Just Racing, the operating company under which Manor Racing had been running has ceased trading with no buyer having been found for the team. Images of a 60% scale model of were posted online earlier today.

The model gives the first indication of what fans can expect F1 2017 to look like, with highly complex front wing aerodynamics and curved rear wing end plates. Production of the model suggest the team were well advanced in their plans for 2017. Confirmation that the team have ceased trading is a real blow for the championship and more importantly the staff and suppliers to the team.

Credit to Matthew Somerfield for posting the image on twitter.

Formula One: Your Own McGinnis Manor Racing Print

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Arguably the coolest sponsor to join Formula One in 2016, Daffy’s is signing off it’s maiden season in style. To celebrate their season with the Manor Racing team Daffy’s commissioned Robert McGinnis, the artist responsible for their iconic bottle artwork as seen on the barge boards of the Manor Racing MRT05, to create a modern day classic piece reflective of the teams challenger mentality within the glitz and glamour of Formula One through the eras.

Robert McGinnis, is world renowned  his illustrations with more than 1,200 paperback book covers and over 40 movie posters, including Breakfast at Tiffanys and the James Bond book collection to his credit.


Chris Molyneaux, Master Distiller Daffy’s Gin commented:

“The past year working alongside Manor Racing for the 2016 F1 season has been the most incredible experience for us. We wanted to create a very special reminder of this period in Daffy’s world and the artwork created by Robert McGinnis has exceeded expectations
As a small but growing premium brand from Scotland, getting the overwhelming positive response that we have had from the F1 world has been extremely exhilarating for us. From our Manor Racing D&T’s hours; across the globe and our Limited Edition Manor Racing gin that we produced to celebrate our relationship, it has overall been an experience which will be very hard to beat!”

the Limited Edition numbered prints are available online now for only £60 per print. With only 500 available, the print will undoubtedly make for a truly unique Christmas gift for any F1 fan.

Follow this link to order your print now!

Formula One: Debut joins Manor Racing

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The Belgium Grand Prix sees Manor Racing completed the 3rd iteration of it’s “Fast Companies Series”, the ‘Debut’ app has been chosen to partner with the team for this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix at the legendary Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. They’ll be making their Grand Prix debut alongside the team’s exciting new signing Esteban Ocon, so the Debut brand mark will be right in the thick of the action, and in the full glare of the global media spotlight.

The Debut app offers students and graduates from all around the world the opportunity to directly link with employers. By engaging the most digitally connected generation, Debut offers never-before-seen branding opportunities and a revolutionary talent-spotting tool that enables employers to identify and connect with students based on their hiring criteria. Driven by the same focus and efficiency, Manor Racing will be the first Formula One team to make their debut on the app.

On-car branding at this weekend’s Grand Prix is backed up by practical application of the app within the team’s People strategy. The innovative platform provides the capability to filter the widest talent pool via a plethora of metrics, and enables unprecedented targeting at the touch of a button.

Supported by Debut, the team will be utilising the careers app to find the very best candidates for its intern and graduate recruitment programme – much faster, and more efficiently.

The Debut logo will appear on the rear wing end plates of Manor Racing’s race cars this weekend, next to two fellow trailblazing brands, Shazam and Airbnb.

Charles Taylor, CEO and Founder at Debut

“It’s a real honour to be a Fast Companies Series partner for this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix. Just as a Manor Racing, we focus on harnessing technology and disrupting the status quo. We look forward to an exciting partnership with the team.”

Katie Allen, Head of HR at Manor Racing

“Debut has the ambition to transform the way graduates and students interact with employers and discover career opportunities. Companies like Debut see the gap in the market and go for it. This is why the app is a perfect Fast Companies Series partner and we look forward to growing our partnership beyond this race weekend.”

Formula One: Airbnb return to Manor Racing with the promise of very exclusive accommodation

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The eagle eyed among you may have noticed a return of Airbnb branding to the Manor Racing team over the Monaco Grand Prix weekend. Situated on the rear wing endplates, the returning partner joins a growing list of innovative partners for the fledgling team, joining the likes of Shazam, Rescale, & Daffy’s Gin.

On the returning partner Simon Pavitt, Marketing director for the team comments

“It’s great to announce the extension of our partnership. We think Airbnb represents all that is good in the sharing economy. It’s a pioneer in its field and is opening up the world. At Manor Racing we like a challenge, we love to travel and see new places, experience new things and meet inspiring people. Airbnb, with its myriad abodes gives fans more than a bed for the night; it gives them a sense of adventure. Much of Airbnb’s premise is about breaking down barriers, making the inaccessible accessible. And at Manor Racing we’re inspired by that.”

The 2016 partnership promises to be more than simply branding on the car, Airbnb is eager to make the Formula 1 experience even more memorable for the sport’s legion of fans. Whether it’s a coveted Monaco studio overlooking Rascasse, a log cabin nestled within the pines around Spa, a houseboat in Montreal or an already-assembled luxury tent at Silverstone, Airbnb gives its community choice. Choice at any price point, from one night to a week to a month, in more than 35,000 cities and nearly 200 countries, all from a simple app. The shared love of adventure, technology and challenging the status quo mean Airbnb and Manor Racing have forged a strong bond.

Aisling Hassell, Head of Customer Experience at Airbnb adds:

“We don’t go for obvious partnerships; we think carefully about the institutions and teams that chime with our own beliefs. Manor Racing isn’t elitist or stuffy; it’s open, honest and works hard to improve. It seeks to challenge – on and off the track. We like that attitude and we love being part of its Formula 1 adventure. The Manor Racing guys also happen to be rather excellent hosts, which, as you’d expect, is very important to Airbnb!”

To further celebrate the Airbnb Manor Racing partnership plans are afoot to turn the  Manor Racing’s motorhome within the Formula 1 Paddock into what could  be the most exclusive Airbnb accommodation for a forthcoming Grand Prix.

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Formula One: Rossi returns to Manor Racing for Sochi

Alex Rossi has confirmed through social media that he will be attending the Russian Grand Prix this weekend with Manor Racing.

The team are expected to confirm his role over the race weekend on Friday morning ahead of Free Practice 1.


Formula One: Split responsibilities for Booth

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Scuderia Toro Rosso have announced that John Booth has joined the team on a consultancy basis as the director of racing:

“Scuderia Toro Rosso is pleased to announce that, with immediate effect, John Booth
will begin working with the team on a consultancy basis in the role of
Director of Racing. The Englishman, who has wide ranging experience in all forms of motorsport, including Formula 1, will take up his responsibilities as from this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix.
“It is a great honour to join such a well-established and competitive team as Scuderia
Toro Rosso” said John Booth.
“It is a team that has achieved so much in a relatively short space of time. I am looking forward to getting started and working with Franz and the team this weekend in Sochi.”
Team Principal Franz Tost commented:
“I have known John for many years and I am delighted to welcome him to the team. Formula 1 is becoming evermore complex,
with recent changes on the tyre front, car set-up, radio communications and so forth.
Therefore, having a competitive car and talented drivers, both of which we have, on
its own is not enough. With his vast experience I am sure John will help the team raise
its game and become a more effective force over a race weekend.”

Responding to the announcement, partner of the Manor Endurance Racing team, Graeme Lowdon, has confirmed via Twitter that John remains part of the Manor WEC team and will be present at the 2nd round of the championship coming from Spa. It is not yet clear how John will split his time between the Le Mans 24hrs weekend and the Grand Prix of Europe in Baku.


Formula One: Rio Haryanto “Formula 1 in Indonesia is huge”

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Manor Racing preview the Bahrain GP

Find out what Pascal Wehrlein and Rio Haryanto took away from their Grand Prix debut in Melbourne and what lies ahead on the shifting sands of Sakhir this weekend.

Pascal, a big weekend in Melbourne. How was it for you?

“Melbourne was amazing. Nothing can prepare you for the feeling of lining up on the grid for the first time and taking the chequered flag at the end of your first Grand Prix. They are special memories for sure.”

Was there a standout moment?

“My start! I’ve replayed it over and over in my mind – and a little bit on TV! To find myself running in 13th place at one point was pretty incredible. To be honest, the whole first stint was really positive and a good reflection of the step the team has made since last season.”

Not all plain sailing though. What could have gone differently?

“As a team we learned a lot in Melbourne. Qualifying didn’t work out well for us and as we have the same format here in Bahrain we need to put those lessons into practice. We still have a way to go with optimising the set-up to counter the tyre degradation problems we experienced in the second half of the race. It was a good start, but there’s a lot of room for improvement in every area, including me.”

Hot on the heels of your first Grand Prix, your first night race! How about that?

“Yes, pretty exciting. My first F1 night race will be fun and it’s really cool to have that experience so early in my F1 career. I’m sure the circuit will feel spectacular to drive under the lights. I can’t wait.”

Rio. Despite the obvious disappointment of your retirement, you seemed pretty positive about the overall experience?

“My debut was an incredible experience and one I’d waited a long time for, so I tried not to dwell too heavily on retiring. There were too many positives to take away from the weekend so that’s what I did. On a personal level I was quite happy with my pace and how I translated everything I’d learned at the tests into a race weekend context. I know the team were disappointed with the problem that ended my race but it’s all about looking forward and there’s so much more to come.”

The support from Indonesia was massive. That must have put a big spring in your step all weekend?

“It’s really quite something to have that many people rooting for you. The appetite for Formula 1 in Indonesia is huge now and it makes me feel very proud to know that I’m flying the flag.

What did you get up to in the break between races?

“I went home to Solo in Indonesia. Everyone wanted to hear about the racing so I got to relive the experience again and again! It’s my job to reward the support by sharing every detail of the experience with the fans back home, so there was a lot of media work and some appearances, and a little bit of time to prepare for Bahrain.”

What are you most looking forward to this weekend?

“My first night race will be pretty special! Generally though, I think the weekend here will be a lot smoother and I’ve got some really good experience to draw on in every area. Most of all, I can’t wait to see the chequered flag!”

Dave, your two rookies did a good job in their debut race. How would you rate the team’s performance?

“We came away from Melbourne feeling a little disappointed, no two ways about it. The drivers did a great job and there’s a lot of potential in the car but we need to do a better job of bringing everything together when it counts. I’m sure every team can say the same as it’s only the beginning but I’m expecting us to make improvements in every area this weekend.”

What kind of Bahrain Grand Prix can we expect to see this weekend?

“This race always throws up a few surprises doesn’t it? It’s a bit of a moving feast to be honest, especially when you consider the weather we’ve seen here in the past few days. Rain is less of a factor, as it evaporates so quickly, but the wind can be a distraction for the drivers and the pit wall. Track conditions can vary significantly from the afternoon practice sessions to the twilight timing of qualifying and the race. So there’s a lot for the engineers and drivers to get their head around in order to make the right strategic calls.”

What about the new qualifying format?

“It’s back, so we have to work with it. Notwithstanding our opinion of it, we didn’t do a good enough job in Melbourne, so that’s where our team needs to focus its attentions. We’ve reviewed our approach and there’s plenty of room for improvement, some of which will come from developing the car and some from our performance as a team. They say the proof is in the pudding so let’s see how things look after the second helping!”

Formula One: Rebellion & Manor Racing

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Timing is key for Manor Racing. It is only natural, therefore, that it is partnering with Rebellion Timepieces, with whom it shares an obsession for every last detail and a love of technological advancement.

It was an engineer keen to meld watchmaking, high technology and motor racing who founded Rebellion. The brand embraces modern design, material and technologies, while preserving time honoured horological craftsmanship. Alongside watchmaking it has fielded its own endurance race team, Rebellion Racing, a private team that set out to challenge the established factory outfits.

Abdulla Boulsien, Manor Racing:

“Rebellion is no stranger to racing; the guys know the scene and they live and breathe motorsport. We love Rebellion’s bold disregard, but healthy respect for, what has gone before; it has no fear when it comes to standing out and being different. We’re going to have some fun together.”

Philippe Dubois, CEO, Rebellion Timepieces:

“Rebellion and Manor Racing share so many traits: both are upstarts in a way, challenging received wisdom and trying new ways while respecting the old. It makes perfect sense to work together and we’re excited to be part of the team’s F1 adventure as its official timing partner.”

Rebellion Timepieces’ ‘watch’ graphics will adorn the race gloves of drivers Pascal Wehrlein and Rio Haryanto and its logo will appear on the wing mirrors of the MRT05, Manor Racing’s challenger for the 2016 season. Rebellion Timepieces will engineer large-scale clocks for Manor Racing’s operations centre in Banbury and within the team’s garage at 21 Grands Prix. Most excitingly, Rebellion will create a custom-designed Manor Racing Wraith timepiece, available as a limited edition to buy.


About Rebellion Timepieces

In pursuit of performance and victory. Based in Lonay, on the banks of Lake Geneva, Rebellion Timepieces is an exceptional player in the world of fine Swiss watchmaking. Passion, independence and a ‘no-compromise’ attitude sparked the company’s inception and continue to guide its development each passing day. Nothing is left out, or left to chance, in this watchmakers’ pursuit for extraordinary quality and performance. Rebellion Timepieces, with their bold design and limited-series production, are designed for those who share the same ideals. Designed for the asserted individualist. The intense competitor. Those passionate about mechanical perfection. Welcome to Rebellion.

Formula One: Manor enter the cloud

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Manor Racing is partnering with San Francisco based Rescale as a key technology provider for its 2016 FIA Formula 1 World Championship challenge.

Manor Racing will use Rescale’s cloud high performance computing (HPC) platform to enable trackside simulation on a whole new scale for the team. Working in tandem with Manor Racing’s existing race strategy simulation software, the Rescale cloud HPC platform will enable its engineers to evaluate thousands of simulations and strategies, placing the team at the cutting edge of innovative decision-making during a Grand Prix weekend.

The whole process is executed from a laptop web browser by Rescale’s hugely scalable cloud infrastructure and computer environment.

Dave Ryan, Racing Director:

“We’re aiming for steady progress up the grid in the seasons ahead and our new partnership with Rescale is key to helping us engineer that transformation. It’s all about optimisation and the areas of mathematical modelling and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) can help provide rapid growth and constant evolution. Evaluating results in real-time using Rescale’s cloud HPC platform gives us a real breakthrough in our simulation capabilities, and without adding weight to our trackside infrastructure.”

The Rescale team have quickly understood the complexity of Formula 1 racing, where every thousandth of a second counts.

Rescale CEO Joris Poort:

“Using the Rescale platform requires zero IT footprint trackside. With just a laptop and an internet connection, Manor Racing has a global computer platform at their fingertips to provide a strong competitive edge in simulation. By using Rescale’s cloud HPC during the race in real-time, the engineer is provided with an equivalent of a semi-truck full of computers, instantly deployed from their laptop. Putting in place a physical high performance compute cluster would have cost millions of dollars in upfront capital investment.”

Joris calls the partnership between Rescale and Manor Racing a perfect match. “The cloud market is moving at the speed of Formula 1. We are continually challenging ourselves to enable our customers to achieve better results faster by leveraging and deploying the latest technologies in computing hardware and simulation software to the industry leaders. We are now doing this with Manor Racing and not only deploying cutting edge technology, but also technology that delivers direct and tangible results through the sport. It’s very exciting for all of us.”

About Rescale

Rescale is the world’s leading cloud platform provider of simulation software and high performance computing (HPC) solutions. Rescale’s platform solutions are deployed securely and seamlessly to enterprises via a web-based application environment powered by preeminent simulation software providers and backed by the largest commercially available HPC infrastructure. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Rescale’s customers include global Fortune 500 companies in the aerospace, automotive, life sciences, marine, consumer products, and energy sectors.

For more information on Rescale products and services, visit www.rescale.com