Motor racing: Manor F1 team goes into administration, doubts over 2017 season

LONDON (REUTERS) - The Formula One starting grid risks being reduced to 10 teams this season after Manor, the sport's smallest and least successful outfit, went into administration on Friday.

FRP Advisory said in a statement that it had been appointed administrators to Just Racing Services Ltd (JRSL), the British-based team's operating company.

Manor Grand Prix Racing, the company which holds the rights to participate in the championship, is not in administration.

"During recent months, the senior management team has worked tirelessly to bring new investment to the team to secure its long-term future, but regrettably has been unable to do so within the time available," said joint administrator Geoff Rowley.

"Therefore, they have been left with no alternative but to place JRSL into administration."