Manor Marussia cleared to race after successful crash tests

Max Chilton driving the 2014 Marussia
Max Chilton drove for Marussia in 2014

Manor Marussia have been cleared to compete at the opening race of the Formula 1 season after passing mandatory crash tests on Thursday.

The team will travel to the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne next week with a modified version of their 2014 car.

They tweeted: "Well done team! That's it - we're all set for Melbourne."

Manor Marussia, who came out of administration last month, have named Englishman Will Stevens as one of their drivers for the forthcoming season.

The team, which missed the final three races of the 2014, will race with Ferrari engines this year.

As revealed by BBC Sport last month, Manor Marussia have been able to make a return to the grid after securing investment from Stephen Fitzpatrick, boss of energy firm Ovo.