The winter of 2014-2015 tested once again the resilience of the little Banbury team. Adding to the grief-stricken team's misfortunes after Japan, financial woes forced the outfit into administration at the end of 2014. But thanks to businessman Stephen Fitzpatrick buying the team, Manor Marussia was able to secure its spot on the 2015 grid.
Armed with the Ferrari-powered MR03, rookies Will Stevens and Robert Mehri performed to the best of their ability, but with resources in short supply, the pair just made up the numbers. Mehri was dropped after Monza and replaced by Alexander Rossi who equaled Stevens' 12th place best finish of the season in his home Grand Prix in Austin.