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No Marussia name change after ownership split

No Marussia name change after ownership split

Marussia is not planning to change its name, despite the Formula 1 team no longer being owned by the Russian supercar maker. It emerged two weeks ago that the British-based team has split with Murussia Motors, who according to Russian reports is shedding staff and no longer making supercars. A team spokeswoman had explained that […]

Marussia: It’s good to be leaving the flyaway races still in 10th

Marussia: It’s good to be leaving the flyaway races still in 10th

In today’s 2014 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix, the Marussia F1 Team delivered a strong two-car finish with Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton each keeping a Caterham at bay to the chequered flag, ending the race in 17th and 19th positions respectively. The result marks Max’s 23rd finish in 23 races, a day before […]

Marussia: Two sessions saw mixed fortunes for the drivers

Marussia: Two sessions saw mixed fortunes for the drivers

Wet conditions played a defining role in today’s qualifying session for the 2014 Formula 1™ UBS Chinese Grand Prix, in which the Marussia F1 Team drivers experienced mixed fortunes. Jules Bianchi had experienced a difficult Free Practice 3 session and was quite unhappy with the car. The Team made some set-up changes during the break […]

Marussia: We have arrived here with a couple of issues

Marussia: We have arrived here with a couple of issues

Cool conditions greeted the teams at the Shanghai International Circuit today for the first free practice sessions of the Chinese Grand Prix weekend. After a positive test in Bahrain in the days following the last Grand Prix, the Marussia F1 Team’s programme for the day was mainly focused around fine-tuning the latest set-up developments to […]

Smallest teams write explosive letter to F1 power brokers

Smallest teams write explosive letter to F1 power brokers

Formula 1′s four smallest teams have worked together to write a letter complaining about the state of the sport, and their plight within it, to the powers that be at the highest level. Sport Bild revealed that the letter, initiated by Marussia and also signed by Caterham, Force India and Sauber, was addressed to the […]

Chinese Grand Prix: Marussia preview Shanghai

Chinese Grand Prix: Marussia preview Shanghai

Round 4 of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the 2014 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix, takes place this week in Shanghai, the final season-opening long haul round before the championship moves into Europe; Over a decade on from its completion, the Shanghai International Circuit, which was conceived as the race circuit for the […]

Marussia: We have consolidated a productive test with some further good running

Marussia: We have consolidated a productive test with some further good running

The second day of running at the Bahrain Test saw Jules Bianchi take over the driving duties in the MR03 (Chassis 02) for his one-day programme. The Marussia F1 Team continued to accrue valuable mileage and work through its development checklist, with Jules ending the day 6th out of the 11 drivers, with 93 laps […]

Marussia no longer owned by Russian supercar maker

Marussia no longer owned by Russian supercar maker

The Marussia Formula 1 team is no longer owned by Marussia Motors and the closure of the Russian sportscar maker will have no effect on its operations, the British-based outfit said on Wednesday. The RIA Novosti news agency reported that Marussia Motors, who took a majority stake in what was the Virgin Racing team in […]

Marussia: The first day has been productive

Marussia: The first day has been productive

The opening day of running at the Bahrain Test saw Max Chilton in the MR03 (Chassis 02) for his one-day programme. The Marussia F1 Team made good progress working through its development checklist, with Max ending the day 6th out of the 11 drivers; Max Chilton #4: “Generally we’ve had a positive day in which we’ve […]

Marussia: We’ve made a lot of progress this weekend

Marussia: We’ve made a lot of progress this weekend

The Marussia F1 Team not only achieved its primary objective of a two-car finish in Bahrain today, but at the same time won back 10th place in the Constructors’ Championship standings. Max Chilton took the chequered flag in 13th place after a strong and focused race, where he delivered everything required of him in terms […]

Marussia: The mood in the team after Qualifying was a little downbeat

Marussia: The mood in the team after Qualifying was a little downbeat

At the end of the final day of preparation for tomorrow’s 2014 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, the Marussia F1Team’s Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton qualified in 20th and 22nd positions respectively; After a positive third Free Practice session, both drivers were hoping for a more competitive showing in the darkening conditions representative […]

Marussia: Both drivers were much happier with the cars

Marussia: Both drivers were much happier with the cars

Daylight faded into night during the course of today’s two Free Practice sessions for the 2014 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit, which this weekend is hosting a night race for the first time in its 10 race history. The opening session got underway in bright sunshine at 14:00 local time, […]

Bahrain Grand Prix: Marussia preview Sakhir weekend

Bahrain Grand Prix: Marussia preview Sakhir weekend

The third race of the new season sees the addition of a new night race to the calendar as the 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix aims to deliver a spectacular display of floodlit racing on the occasion of the 10th anniversary race. The Bahrain event is typically a challenging one, due to what are normally similar […]

Marussia: Overall a disappointing race from a performance point of view

Marussia: Overall a disappointing race from a performance point of view

Max Chilton experienced a tough challenge in today’s Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix, but persevered in his race-long pursuit of Marcus Ericsson. Jules Bianchi’s race was cut short at the start when he was hit from behind by Jean-Eric Vergne. This led to a puncture which left Jules unable to avoid Pastor Maldonado. Max […]

Marussia: Feeling of disappointmentthat we could have got more out of both cars

Marussia: Feeling of disappointmentthat we could have got more out of both cars

The Sepang International Circuit threw up an all too familiar challenge today, with torrential rain arriving right on cue for the start of the crucial qualifying session. Q1 was delayed by 50 minutes, at which time a dry window presented itself and the show could finally get underway. Max Chilton and Jules Bianchi were among […]

Marussia: A good day with much more track time with both cars

Marussia: A good day with much more track time with both cars

Typically fierce heat and humidity once again greeted the teams for today’s opening free practice sessions for Round 2 of the 2014 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, taking place at the Sepang International Circuit near Kuala Lumpur. This morning’s Free Practice 1 session was largely aero oriented, with an evaluation of different rear wing configurations […]

Bianchi sick and Perez sore in Malysia

Bianchi sick and Perez sore in Malysia

Marussia driver Jules Bianchi was missing in action at Sepang on Thursday, while Sergio Perez was nursing what appears to be a knee injury of sorts His team let the Frenchman avoid the Malaysian heat by staying in his hotel, after calling in sick with a throat infection and fever, French television BFMTV and the […]

Marussia hopes Red Bull lose Ricciardo disqualification appeal

Marussia hopes Red Bull lose Ricciardo disqualification appeal

Marussia CEO Graeme Lowdon is of the opinion that Red Bull should have accepted Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix. Instead, the reigning world champions plan to argue in an April 14 appeal that it ignored the FIA-mandated fuel flow sensor in Melbourne because it was inaccurate. The hearing will not be heard […]

Stefan GP boss eyes Marussia’s place on F1 grid

Stefan GP boss eyes Marussia’s place on F1 grid

Stefan Grand Prix boss Zoran Stefanovich, who tried and failed to enter the sport with defunct Toyota’s assets in 2010, is once again on the cusp of entering Formula 1. Although it is believed the Serbian has withdrawn his application to put together a brand new team for 2015, Italy’s Omnicorse reports that Stefanovich has […]

Marussia: It has been a tough journey to get to this point

Marussia: It has been a tough journey to get to this point

The Marussia F1 Team’s love affair with the chequered flag continued into the new season today when Max Chilton and Jules Bianchi achieved the Team’s first two-car finish in the season-opening 2014 Formula 1™ Rolex Australian Grand Prix. 57 laps earlier, the result had not looked quite so promising, as both drivers suffered car-stopping problems […]

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