Manor signs Stevens to race in 2015

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Manor has announced the signing of Will Stevens as one of its race drivers for the 2015 season as it pushes on with plans to be on the grid in Melbourne.

The former Marussia team exited administration last week following the approval of a CVA, despite an apparent block on its plans to race using a modified 2014 car by the Strategy Group. Manor said it already had been told it would be allowed to run last year's car in December - subject to certain modifications - and has now announced Stevens as one of its drivers.

Stevens raced for Caterham in Abu Dhabi last year but was previously a part of the Marussia team, and says he is looking forward to rewarding the hard work from Manor to get ready for the start of the season.

“It’s very exciting to see everything coming together at Manor after the tremendous effort that has gone into saving the team," Stevens said.

"It would not have been possible without the incredible support we have received from all the suppliers and from within the sport, but most of all the fantastic team of people at Manor who are working around the clock to ensure we are ready for Melbourne.

"My thanks to the team for their confidence in me and I can’t wait to see all the hard work rewarded when we line up on the grid in two weeks’ time."

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