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  • Caterham and Marussia to miss next races: Ecclestone 8 hours 20 minutes ago

    The struggling Caterham and Marussia Formula One teams will both miss next week's US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, the sport's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone told Reuters on Saturday. "Neither of those two teams are going to go to America," said the 83-year-old. Caterham went into administration on Friday while Russian-registered Marussia...
  • Formula One: 10-man panel set up to review Bianchi crash 3 days ago

    A 10-man working group set up to review the accident that has left Formula One driver Jules Bianchi fighting for his life will present its findings on Dec. 3. Bianchi is in a critical condition with severe head injuries after losing control of his Marussia car during the Japanese Grand Prix...
  • Marussia hit out at 'false' Jules Bianchi reports October 15, 2014

    Marussia hit back at claims they contributed to Jules Bianchi's life-threatening crash at the Japanese Grand Prix by urging him to ignore yellow warning flags. Marussia refuted news reports that Bianchi had been told to ignore the yellow flags and keep racing at full pace in the wet and dim conditions...
  • Jules Bianchi will keep fighting, says father October 14, 2014

    Critically injured French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi will not give up his fight for life but the situation remains desperate, his father Philippe said on Tuesday. Speaking to Italy's Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper in Yokkaichi, Japan, where the Marussia driver is in intensive care, Bianchi senior said he still had...
  • Formula One: Marussia to race with one car in Sochi October 10, 2014

    Marussia will race with only one car in Sunday's Russian Formula One Grand Prix out of respect for their severely injured French driver Jules Bianchi, the team said on Friday. Bianchi remains in a critical but stable condition in a Japanese hospital after he crashed into a recovery tractor at Suzuka...
  • F1 drivers dedicate Russia race to Jules Bianchi October 9, 2014

    Sochi: Formula One drivers say they will race this weekend's Russian Grand Prix for Jules Bianchi, who was seriously injured in an accident last week in Japan. Still trying to cope with Bianchi's accident, some of the leading drivers said Thursday they had to be professional and focus on the race,...
  • Marussia enter Rossi provisionally for Russian Grand Prix October 9, 2014

    Marussia have entered Alexander Rossi to replace critically injured French driver Jules Bianchi in Sunday's inaugural Russian Formula One Grand Prix but the American is still not certain to race. The official list of cars and drivers published by stewards on Thursday named Rossi and Britain's Max Chilton as Marussia's entrants. There...
  • Jules Bianchi's name kept above Marussia garage in Sochi October 9, 2014

    Sochi: In a mark of solidarity to the critically injured driver Jules Bianchi, who remains in intensive care, Russian Grand Prix organisers have placed his name above the Marussia Formula 1 team garage in Sochi ahead of the inaugural race from Oct 10-12. The 25-year-old suffered a horrific accident, crashing into...
  • F1 fraternity prays for Jules Bianchi's speedy recovery October 6, 2014

    French F1 driver Bianchi remained in a critical condition after suffering severe head injuries in a Japanese Grand Prix crash on Sunday, with the sport praying for him to pull through. ...
  • Marussia driver Jules Bianchi's parents head to Japan October 6, 2014

    Tokyo: The parents of Formula One driver Jules Bianchi are traveling to Japan to see their son, who is in intensive care with a severe head injury after a crash during the Japanese Grand Prix. The 25-year-old Bianchi is in critical condition at Mie General Medical Center after undergoing emergency surgery...
  • Jules Bianchi's crash latest tragedy in driver's family October 6, 2014

    Paris: The family of Formula One driver Jules Bianchi has already paid a heavy price in motorsports. The 25-year-old Bianchi, who is in intensive care with a severe head injury, crashed during the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday. In 1969, his great-uncle, Lucien Bianchi, died in an accident during testing at the...
  • Formula One praying for Jules Bianchi fighting for life October 6, 2014

    French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi remained in a critical condition after suffering severe head injuries in a Japanese Grand Prix crash on Sunday, with the sport praying for him to pull through. The 25-year-old's Marussia team issued a statement on Monday giving no medical details but acknowledging a "huge outpouring...
  • Formula One strugglers still targeting 2015 participation September 20, 2014

    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 17, 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...