Booth proud of Manor Marussia efforts
1 December 2015 – John Booth says he is proud of the manner in which Manor Marussia "punched above our weight" as he departs the outfit following a six-year stint as its Team Principal in Formula 1.
Booth founded the operation at the start of the 1990s and guided it into Formula 1 in 2010, where it competed under the Virgin Racing and Marussia guises before reverting to Manor Marussia ahead of its 2015 revival.
Booth remained at the helm throughout but the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix marked his final event with the team.
"Our race largely characterised our season; both the team and the drivers worked their hearts out, but there was a limit to what could be achieved with the package we have had this year," he said.
"Nonetheless, we have achieved so much more with what we have than should ever have been possible and I am extremely proud of every single member of the team for having done so.
"At a time like this, there is so much to say but I think the single biggest sentiment I will take away is incredible pride at just how much we punched above our weight for such a small team.
"It was a greater challenge than we ever anticipated, but six years on we are still here fighting.
"I wish the team every success in the future and I will be following their progress with a great deal of satisfaction at what we created together."