Manor in the clear over Grand Prix absence

Manor will not face sanctions for their failure to race at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday.

No action will be taken against Manor after they failed to compete in Sunday's Australian Grand Prix.

Manor, formerly known as Marussia, missed the final three races of last season due to financial troubles but gained enough investment to make it to the season-opening event in Melbourne.

The team were due to use modified Marussia cars over the weekend, although neither Will Stevens nor Roberto Merhi were able to feature in practice, qualifiying or the final race.

Race stewards were satisfied that Manor, who were hampered by software issues, did all they could to feature in Melbourne.

"The stewards accepted that the team explained it had used all reasonable endeavours to ensure that its cars were able to compete in active competition, therefore the stewards take no further action during the event," read a statement from the International Automobile Federation (FIA).

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