Tag Archive: Marussia

Apr 23

No name change after ownership split – Marussia

“Contrary to some reports we’ve never been owned by the car company”

2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Max Chilton (4) Marussia is not planning to change its name, even though the F1 team is no longer owned by the Russian supercar maker. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

F1′s four smallest teams have written a letter complaining about the state of the sport

Smallest teams write ‘explosive’ letter – report

2014-03-30 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysia -Sergio Perez - Teams Germany’s Sport Bild revealed that the letter, initiated by Marussia and also signed by Caterham, Force India and Sauber, was addressed to the other seven teams as well as Bernie Ecclestone and FIA president Jean Todt. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

Marussia no longer owned by Russian supercar maker

F1 team Marussia has split with its Russian supercar maker owner.

2014-02-19_0004 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi The sports arm of the Russian news agency Ria Novosti reports that Marussia Motors, headed by Nikolai Fomenko, is no longer making cars and has given up ownership of the UK-based formula one team that bears its name. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

Caterham not just after ‘quick money’ – Frijns

Last year, he bobbed around in GP2 and as a Sauber test driver

2014-03-02 - Caterham F1 Team - Bahrain - Robin Frijns Robin Frijns claims it is rare to find a middle-ranked team that wants to take on a third driver who doesn’t substantially ‘pay’. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Bianchi sick, Perez sore

Jules Bianchi was missing in action at Sepang on Thursday.

2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Jules Bianchi (4) Marussia 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 sports daily L’Equipe reported. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

No engine to power Stefanovich’s F1 bid

Unable to agree terms with either Mercedes, Ferrari or Renault

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (17) Zoran Stefanovich has admitted he had to withdraw his bid to enter formula one in 2015 because he could not agree an engine deal. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Marussia hopes Red Bull loses appeal

Marussia’s Lowdon admitted he hopes the Red Bull appeal fails

2014-02-22 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Graeme Lowdon - John Booth Marussia chief Graeme Lowdon thinks Red Bull should have accepted Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification from the Australian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Stefanovich eyes Marussia’s place on F1 grid – report

Stefanovich talks date back to last November

2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Jules Bianchi (2)Zoran Stefanovich, who tried and failed to enter the sport with defunct Toyota’s assets in 2010, is back on the cusp of formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

New Ferrari engine too heavy – report

One of Ferrari’s main problems is that its all-new 2014 engine is overweight.

2014-03-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Australia - Fernando Alonso 01That is the claim of the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, who said customers Sauber and Marussia are also struggling with a ‘power unit’ that weights 13 kilograms too much. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve says Sebastian Vettel’s run of titles is definitely over.

No Vettel title in 2014 ‘for sure’ – Villeneuve

2014-03-01 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99026 “He’s not going to win this year for sure,” the French Canadian, who is set to return to the Indy 500 this year at the age of 42, is quoted by Italian publications including Autosprint and La Repubblica. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

F1 driver Jules Bianchi has been attacked and mugged near Paris’ famous Champs-Elysees.

Bianchi ‘mugged while smoking cigarette’ – report

2014-03-02_0056 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi Le Parisien reports that while the Marussia driver and Frenchman, in Paris for a television appearance, stood outside the luxury Pershing hotel smoking a cigarette before midnight, three assailants attacked him. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

Jenson Button has tipped usual F1 backmarker Marussia to take a big step forwards in 2014

Marussia ‘competitive’ in 2014 – Button

2014-03-02_0061 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Max ChiltonYet to score a single point in its Marussia or Virgin guises since 2010, the team did finally beat rival Caterham to the coveted tenth place in the constructors’ championship last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

No engine freeze delay for troubled Renault

The engine development ‘freeze’ deadline will not be extended.

2014-01-22 - Renault Energy F1-2014 (18) Earlier, it emerged that crisis-struck Renault had managed to get onto the agenda for Friday’s F1 strategy group meeting a discussion about extending the end-February deadline for the homologation of its troubled V6 ‘power unit’. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Williams bolsters race operations line-up for the 2014 season

“Williams is undergoing change” – Pat Symonds

09 - Williams F1 TeamWilliams has bolstered its senior race operations line-up as it prepares for the 2014 Formula One World Championship season, with the appointments of Rob Smedley and Richard Lockwood. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 14

Easier F1 could suit smoking Raikkonen

Undoubtedly, however, it is Ferrari’s shakeup that has triggered the most discussion.

2014-01-31 - Scuderia Ferrari - Team - Kimi Raikkonen (3) Of F1′s eleven teams, only Mercedes and Marussia are heading into the 2014 season with unchanged driver pairings. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

Caterham played safe for Jerez amid Renault crisis

Ultra-conservative packaging was a deliberate strategy by technical chief Mark Smith

2014-01-30 - Caterham F1 Team - Marcus Ericsson 01 After Red Bull’s catastrophic opening test at Jerez last week, even F1 backmarkers Marussia and Caterham are currently ahead of the formerly-dominant world champions’ game. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Lotus, Marussia pay 2014 entry fees – reports

Other reports said the FIA has confirmed the news

2014-01-30 - Marussia F1 Team - MR03 - Max Chilton (5) Lotus and Marussia have ended doubts about their official participation in the 2014 championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Massa ‘would be worried’ in Red Bull boots

It follows a disastrous opening test

2014-01-30 - Williams F1 Team - FW36 - Pat Symonds - Felipe Massa According to one cruel joke in the Jerez paddock last week, the Red Bull RB10 has a cryptic, phonetic meaning — ‘Red Bull Are Bea-ten’. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Marussia’s day begins just as Red Bull’s ends

Still no sign of 2014 Marussia

10 - Marussia F1 TeamHours after Marussia’s expected debut, the team’s 2014 car finally emerged from the Jerez pitlane late on Thursday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Marussia on track for Thursday debut

Marussia is on course to debut its 2014 car on Thursday.

2013-03-03 - Marussia F1 Team - Barcelona 00 On Tuesday, having delayed the launch of the MR03 due to minor technical trouble, the team said the newly Ferrari-powered car was finally making its way from the UK to Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »

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