Pascal Wehrlein. Photo: Manor F1
image of a Manor (as already happened with its previous incarnations, Marussia and Virgin) finishing among the top ten in a Grand Prix of Formula 1 is not at all usual. But that is what has happened in the Bahrain Grand Prix, where Pascal Wehrlein came to circulate in the seventh position to conclude on the thirteenth, ahead of both Force India and the Sauber of Felipe Nasr. For his part, Rio Haryanto -although in the last square – managed to see the chequered flag for the first time in his career.
A comprehensive outcome that satisfied training british for the remarkable leap in quality with respect to the first race of the season. “it Has been an awesome job in a career that has shown how much progress we have made since Australia, both drivers had a flawless performance, having us in suspense from beginning to end. For the position we are in, the career of Pascal was fantastic and it was amazing that he could overtake the two Force India”, happy Dave Ryan, athletic director Manor.
“anyway, we should control our emotions because we are still on the first rung of a ladder very long; we left a lot of work and a lot of potential that extract, but even so, is a reward to see that the hard work begins to yield results and how the team begins to grow”, finished off Ryan.
Pascal Wehrlein was not cut off in qualifying their race “excellent” and defined as “exciting” the feeling of advancing Hülkenberg and Pérez. “Everything was a great improvement compared to Melbourne; the car was better, the tyre management was better… it’s been nice to be so competitive and get to be seventh. Would have been nice to reach the second Sauber but at the end I was running out of tires. It is very exciting to see how much potential we have and I can not wait to reach China”.
For his part, the indonesian Haryanto assessed very positively their first arrival at goal. “It’s a good feeling to have completed a race distance, so for me and for the team implies an experience that is very important, because it offers us more data to analyze for further development of the car; now is Shanghai, a track that conoco well and where I hope to take another step forward”.