Marussia

  • Formula One strugglers still targeting 2015 participation 3 days ago

    As speculation grows about the imminent exit of three struggling teams from Formula One, two of the underpressure outfits have said they intend to still be in the sport in 2015. Sauber, Caterham and Marussia are struggling both on and off the track in the vastly expensive sport, with many predicting...
  • Max Chilton reinstated for Marussia at Belgian Grand Prix August 22, 2014

    British driver Max Chilton has been reinstated to drive for Marussia at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, just a day after he was replaced by American Alexander Rossi. Marussia announced on Thursday that Rossi was taking Chilton's seat at Spa because of ongoing contractual problems. But on Friday morning race stewards...
  • Alexander Rossi to make F1 debut in place of Max Chilton August 21, 2014

    American Alexander Rossi will make his Formula One debut for Marussia at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix after the hardup team sidelined Britain's Max Chilton for unspecified contractual reasons. Rossi, 22, will race alongside Frenchman Jules Bianchi and become the first U.S. driver to start a grand prix since Scott Speed's...
  • Marussia appoint US driver Rossi as F1 reserve July 25, 2014

    The Russianlicensed Marussia Formula One team appointed American driver Alexander Rossi on Thursday as their official reserve for the rest of the season. Marussia said in a statement at the Hungarian Grand Prix that the 22yearold, who was previously reserve at rivals Caterham, had joined with immediate effect. "The US is...
  • Marussia F1 team now independent from car company April 9, 2014

    London: The Marussia Formula One 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...
  • Ecclestone says F1 has agreed to two new teams April 6, 2014

    Manama: Formula One has agreed to accept two new teams, including a U.S. entry proposed by NASCAR team owner Gene Haas, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Sunday. "They will be accepted," the Briton told reporters at the Bahrain Grand Prix when asked about Haas's application. "We've also accepted another team...
  • Marussia to miss first day of Formula One preseason testing January 28, 2014

    Jerez: Marussia will miss the start of Formula One's preseason testing on Tuesday after a problem with their new car delayed their arrival in Spain. A spokeswoman said the car had yet to leave the factory in Banbury in central England, due to what team principal John Booth called "a small...
  • Marussia play down entry list concern January 13, 2014

    London: Marussia plan to attend the first preseason Formula One test in Spain this month and have no concerns about their championship entry being listed as provisional, sporting director Graeme Lowdon said on Monday. The governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) issued an entry list on Friday with asterisks against Lotus and...
  • Marussia retain Max Chilton for 2014 F1 season January 12, 2014

    Banbury, England: British driver Max Chilton has been retained by Marussia for the 2014 Formula One season. The 22yearold Chilton failed to win a point in his debut season last year but impressed by finishing every race. With Jules Bianchi having also secured his seat for 2014, Marussia will keep...
  • Buddh International Circuit is a special track: Jules Bianchi October 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi believes that the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) is a "very special track" and he is looking forward to the Indian Grand Prix over the weekend. "It seems the weekend may be my first and last opportunity to drive the Buddh International Circuit but I...
  • F1 driver Bianchi to stay with Marussia in 2014 October 3, 2013

    Yeongham: French driver Jules Bianchi will remain with Marussia next season, the Russianlicensed Formula One team said on Thursday. The highlyregarded 23yearold, who is part of the Ferrari young driver academy, is currently in his rookie season with Marussia. Marussia will have Ferrari engines next year, when the rules go through...
  • Frustrated Max Chilton looking for more August 6, 2013

    Marussia driver Max Chilton has vowed to improve on his qualifying woes in the remaining part of the season. Chilton, who made his F1 debut with Marussia this season, has so far been outqualified by teammate Jules Bianchi in all 10 grand prix so far this season. "I am a little...
  • Marussia hope for a boost from Ferrari deal July 25, 2013

    Budapest: Formula One backmarkers Marussia are hoping their newlyannounced Ferrari engine deal for 2014 will help to convince wouldbe backers that they mean business and are in the sport for the long haul. "It's got to help, and the other thing is there is now certainty," team principal John Booth told...
  • Formula One team Marussia to use Ferrari engines in 2014 July 16, 2013

    London: Marussia have agreed a longterm technical partnership with Ferrari to use their engines and full powertrain from 2014, the AngloRussian Formula One team said on Tuesday. The move had been widely expected, with Marussia's existing supplier Cosworth set to leave the sport and the team appointing Frenchman Jules Bianchi ...
  • Marussia F1 link up with Russianowned football club Reading June 30, 2013

    Silverstone, England: The Russianowned Marussia Formula One team announced a partnership with second tier English soccer club Reading on Sunday. Reading, relegated from the Premier League last season, also have a Russian owner in Anton Zingarevich. Formula One is scheduled to have its first Russian Grand Prix next year in Sochi. Marussia...
  • Tio Ellinas completes straightline test for Marussia June 19, 2013

    London: Eftihios 'Tio' Ellinas completed a straightline test for Marussia on Tuesday and claimed a footnote in motorsport history as the first Cypriot to drive a Formula One car. The 21yearold Larnacaborn racer, who is currently leading the GP3 junior series for Marussia Manor Racing, carried out an aerodynamic evaluation for...
  • Marussia give Tio Ellinas first F1 test June 18, 2013

    London: Formula 1 team Marussia have handed Tio Ellinas of Cyprus his first Formula 1 test. The Marussia young driver programme member Ellinas will conduct a scheduled straightline aerodynamic evaluation with the team at United Kingdom's Kemble Airfield Tuesday. The 21yearold Cypriot is now in his second season competing with Marussia...
  • Jerusalem turns racetrack for F1 Peace Roadshow June 14, 2013

    Formula One giants Ferrari and Marussia dazzled in the first Jerusalem F1 Peace Roadshow on Thursday, driving around for the first time in the Holy City at speeds of up to 240 kilometres per hour on an 2.8 kilometre track.Tens of thousands excited spectators witnessed the much anticipated event. The...
  • Max Chilton hopes to be a good investment April 12, 2013

    Shanghai: Max Chilton laughingly suggested that he would have happily cut off his right arm to secure his place on the Formula One starting grid. That would have been counterproductive, of course, but fortunately for the glamour sport's youngest and newest British racer, his father Grahame came up with an...
  • Marussia confirm merger talks with Caterham March 22, 2013

    Malaysia: The Formula One team Marussia has confirmed it has held merger talks with rival Caterham in the latest sign of the financial struggles faced by the smaller teams on the grid. Graeme Lowdon, Marussia president and sporting director, on Friday said "talks too place" but were not ongoing. Caterham also...
  • Max Chilton geared up for Malaysia challenge March 21, 2013

    Malaysia: Marussia's Max Chilton is one of five Formula One rookies among the 22 drivers on the grid this season and while the Briton is still learning the art of being lapped he is confident he can make an impact. Chilton was promoted from Marussia's GP2 team after coming fourth in...
  • Marussia seeking new engine supplier for 2014 February 28, 2013

    Barcelona: Formula 1 team Marussia confirmed that they will change their engine suppliers from the 2014 season as their current suppliers Cosworth are expected to pull out at the end of the 2013 season. The Banbury-based outfit is the only team to use Cosworth engines currently as all other teams...
  • Tough times ahead for some Formula One teams February 8, 2013

    London: Formula One must bring rising costs under control to help struggling teams race on in tough economic circumstances, even if talk of impending crisis is wide of the mark, principals agree. The folding of Spanishbased HRT since the end of last season owed as much to the economic troubles...
  • Marussia close to announcing their second driver February 5, 2013

    Jerez, Spain: Marussia hope to announce their second Formula One driver within days but a deal has yet to be finalised, team principal John Booth said on Tuesday. "Hopefully this week," he told Reuters after the team started preseason testing at a sunny Jerez circuit with British rookie Max Chilton their...
  • Marussia more competitive after embracing KERS February 5, 2013

    Jerez, Spain: Formula One tailenders Marussia put themselves on a more level playing field with rivals Caterham on Tuesday while staying silent on their final driver lineup. The Russianlicensed team, who for cost reasons have competed since their debut in 2010 without the KERS energy recovery systems that every other team...
  • Caterham to launch 2013 car at first test January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Formula 1 team Caterham have confirmed that their 2013 car, CT03, will be unveiled at the start of next month's first preseason test at the Spanish circuit of Jerez. The Renaultpowered machine will be rolled out off the pit lane on the morning of Feb 5, immediately prior to...
  • Glock leaves Marussia F1 team January 21, 2013

    London: German Formula One driver Timo Glock has left Marussia with immediate effect and by mutual consent, the Russianlicensed team said on Monday. They added that a replacement would be announced in due course. The team's other driver is British newcomer Max Chilton. "The ongoing challenges facing the industry mean that...
  • Happy to have finished ahead of one Marussia: Karthikeyan October 27, 2012

    Greater Noida: India's Formula One driver Narain Karthikeyan said Saturday he was happy to start from the penultimate spot ahead of at least one of the Marussias in his home Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit. Karthikeyan will be starting at the 23rd place behind HRT team mate Pedro...
  • Marussia hand Chilton Abu Dhabi practice chance October 25, 2012

    Greater Noida: Formula 1 team Marussia will give its recentlysigned reserve driver Max Chilton a chance to drive at the opening practice of next weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Chilton will drive alongside German Timo Glock, taking over the car from Charles Pic, who will resume his seat from the...
  • BIC is a fantastic track: Timo Glock October 25, 2012

    Greater Noida: German Formula 1 driver Timo Glock said that the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) here is a fantastic track. "India, in my opinion, is a fantastic track. As soon as we did our first practice runs at the BIC last year, I enjoyed it straight away. There are so many...