FIA reimburses 2017 F1 entry fee to Manor Racing

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FIFA has returned the entry fee to Manor Racing following closure of team prior to the start of the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship

The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) has returned the entry fee paid by Manor Grand Prix Racing Limited in November 2016 in order to be able to participate in the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Just Racing Services Limited, the company within the Manor Group responsible for servicing the team went into administration in January this year and ceased trading later that month. Consequently, the team did not take any part in the 2017 Championship

The FIA has therefore decided to return the entry fee. However, the governing body for motorsports has withheld administrative costs incurred by the Federation as part of the entry process. The outstanding amount has been paid to Manor Group as a gesture of goodwill to assist in payment of outstanding debts.