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How Far Up the Formula 1 Grid Can Manor Go in 2016 with New Mercedes Engines?

With Manor's announcement last October that it will be using Mercedes engines for the 2016 Formula One season, the team finally has the potential to compete with—and perhaps beat—some of the more established teams on the grid. "Potential" because the team still has some distinct disadvantages compared to others in the sport—most glaringly, its financial situation. Manor's estimated budget in 2015 was €20 million less than the next lowest-spending team, Sauber, according to Business Book GP's figures, as published in the Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo (h/t Some teams spent more than five times as much as Manor's estimated €83 million. However, the Mercedes engines have be...

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