Williams to supply transmission & suspension to Manor

Will American Alexander Rossi be able to retain his ride with the team for 2016 to show what he can do with decent equipment?

Earlier today Manor and Mercedes announced a Mercedes engine deal for the team starting in 2016. Now comes news that Williams F1 will supply the team with transmissions and suspensions as a one-way technical partnership in exchange for Manor's money.

It is a major boost for the back-of-the-grid team, who ran a modified 2014-spec car this season with year-old Ferrari engines.

So 2016 is looking good for the minnow outfit as it will start next season with a class-leading engine, a technical partnership with front-running team and a 2016-spec chassis.

"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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