Williams agrees technical deal with Manor Formula 1 team

Williams Advanced Engineering has agreed a technical partnership with Manor for the 2016 Formula 1 season that will see it supply transmission and suspension components

Williams agrees technical deal with Manor Formula 1 team

The move dovetails with Manor's deal for a supply of latest specification Mercedes engines, which Williams will also use next season.

It is a major boost for the back-of-the-grid team, who required a last-minute rescue deal to secure its future just days before the season started.

The late entry meant Manor has been forced to run a modified 2014-spec car this term with year-old Ferrari engines.

But months after near closure, Manor is set to start next season with a class-leading engine, a technical partnership with front-running team and a 2016-spec chassis.

The team also moved into a new factory in Banbury this week, the first time the whole outfit has been under one roof in nearly 12 months.

Manor resumes its relationship with the Williams' Advanced Engineering division, having previously been supplied with its KERS in 2013.

"I am pleased to announce that we will resume our prior technical partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering, from whom we will receive the supply of transmission and suspension components," said Manor team principal John Booth.

"Combined with Mercedes-Benz power units, we are very excited about the strength of our new powertrain package and what it means for the long-term future of our team."

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