Tag Archive: John Booth

Nov 19

Mercedes not preparing ‘Hamilton’ or ‘Rosberg’ title t-shirts

As the Abu Dhabi paddock begins to fill

02 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team F1 pundits are busily picking their favourite for the 2014 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Marussia set to run two cars in Austin

Marussia looks set to revert to a two-car operation in the wake of the Russian grand prix.

2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Jules Bianchi (2) After Sunday at Sochi, where Max Chilton went it alone while the seriously injured Jules Bianchi’s sister car sat dormant, Briton Chilton admitted it had been “an incredibly tough week” for the entire team. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Marussia could field one car in Russia after Bianchi crash

Marussia is yet to declare how it will tackle this weekend’s Russian grand prix, as its race driver Jules Bianchi lies comatose in Japan.

2014-06-08_0639 In the few days since the French driver’s horror crash at Suzuka, the Russian-branded, UK based team has focused almost completely on supporting the seriously injured Bianchi. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

F1 waiting on official news about Bianchi

The worried world of F1 is still waiting for more news about Jules Bianchi.

2014-02-19_0005 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi While protagonists argue about the rights and wrongs of his terrifying collision with a recovery vehicle on Sunday, the talented 25-year-old remains critically ill in the Mie hospital about 15 kilometres from Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Driver pays thousands for Marussia practice runs

A new recruit will reportedly inject much-needed funds at struggling Marussia.

2014-06-05_0104 The team announced at Suzuka that Briton Will Stevens, currently a Formula Renault 3.5 driver but having previously tested for Caterham, has signed up as a reserve driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Will Stevens joins the Marussia F1 Team as an Official Reserve Driver

New recruit

10 - Marussia F1 TeamThe Marussia F1 Team is pleased to announce that it has signed young British hopeful Will Stevens to its 2014 roster of Official Reserve Drivers, alongside Alexander Rossi. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Bianchi future unclear amid Marussia uncertainty

Jules Bianchi has revealed he is not sure he will still be driving for Marussia beyond 2014.

IMG_4100 The 25-year-old Frenchman, who is the cream of Ferrari’s driver development ‘academy’, has impressed since debuting last year with the backmarker team. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Alexander Rossi to race for the Marussia F1 Team in Spa

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium

2014-07-24 - Marussia f1 Team - Alexander Rossi 01 The Marussia F1 Team will provide Alexander Rossi with the opportunity to make his Grand Prix debut at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Alexander Rossi joins the Marussia F1 Team as Official Reserve Driver

In reserve

2014-07-24 - Marussia F1 Team - Alexander RossiThe Marussia F1 Team is pleased to announce that Alexander Rossi has been appointed to the role of Official Reserve Driver for the remainder of the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Russian crisis has stopped F1 sponsor talks

Russian sponsors have now “come to a standstill”

The Crimean crisis has thwarted sponsor talks between Russian companies and Sauber, the Swiss formula one team admitted. 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 30

Marussia F1 Team to begin testing the MR03 in Jerez

Next generation

10 - Marussia F1 Team The Marussia F1 Team will be targeting the first milestone of its fifth season of Formula 1 competition today, when it plans to commence on-track testing with the MR03, the Team’s all-new challenger for the 2014 season, at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Marussia, Lotus hit back at 2014 doubts

Marussia has hit back at suggestions it might be in dire health.

2013-03-23 - Marussia F1 Team - Malaysia - Jules Bianchi(1) The backmarker team’s place on the newly-released official 2014 entry list was marked with a conditional asterisk. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 11

Marussia F1 Team retains Max Chilton for a second season

Max is back

10 - Marussia F1 Team Formula 1 fans attending the Autosport International Show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham today were among the first to hear the Marussia F1 Team’s announcement that it will retain Max Chilton for a second season.

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Dec 20

Gonzalez reveals Pirelli test seat offer

Gonzalez has a low profile in the F1 paddock

AutoGP - Rodolfo Gonzalez Rodolfo Gonzalez, Marussia’s reserve and occasional Friday practice driver in 2013, has revealed he has been offered a role as Pirelli’s F1 tester. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

Gutierrez to secure second Sauber seat – report

Esteban Gutierrez is set to secure one of the four last race seats on the 2014 grid.

2013-06-09_0463 Bianca Garloff, the correspondent for the German publication Sport Bild, reported exclusively that Sauber will make the announcement about Adrian Sutil’s teammate on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

Jules Bianchi wins Autosport Awards ‘Rookie of the Year’

Winning debut

2013-06-09_0325The Marussia F1 Team’s Jules Bianchi has won a prestigious accolade at the 2013 Autosport Awards, held this evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane.

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Oct 03

Bianchi staying at Marussia in 2014

Jules Bianchi is staying at Marussia in 2014, the team announced on Thursday.

2013-03-03 - Marussia F1 Team - Barcelona - Jules Bianchi 01The Ferrari-backed Frenchman had been tipped for a move up the grid next year, perhaps to Ferrari-powered Sauber. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Marussia F1 Team confirms Jules Bianchi for 2014 race seat

More to come 

2013-06-09_0325The Marussia F1 Team is pleased to announce that it will retain Jules Bianchi as a Race Driver within its 2014 driver line-up. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 01

Magnussen could replace Bianchi in 2014 – report

20-year-old son of former Danish F1 driver Jan

Kevin Magnussen - photo Jad Sherif - WR12 Marussia has emerged as a potential destination for the McLaren-backed rookie Kevin Magnussen in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Marussia wants to keep both drivers for 2014

“I’d like to keep them both for next year”

2013-03-15 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Max Chilton Marussia would like to keep its current race drivers in 2014, boss John Booth has revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Formula One teams Young Driver Test report day 3

Formula One day 3 test report

Today’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers in Silverstone Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Formula One teams Young Driver Test report day 2 (updated)

Formula One day 2 test report

Today’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers in Silverstone Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Formula One teams Young Driver Test report day 1

Formula One day 1 test report

Today’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers in Silverstone.

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Jul 16

Marussia F1 Team & Scuderia Ferrari announce long-term powertrain partnership

Marussia F1 Team and Pat Symonds part company 

11 - Marussia F1 TeamThe Marussia F1 Team and Scuderia Ferrari are pleased to announce the agreement of a new technical partnership which will see the Anglo-Russian team benefiting from a full Ferrari powertrain with effect from the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 17

Marussia Manor Racing GP3 star Tio Ellinas to conduct F1 aero test at Kemble

New straights

GP3 - Tio Ellinas Marussia Manor RacingFollowing a second positive race weekend in the GP3 Series, Tio Ellinas, a rising star in the Marussia F1 Team’s Young Driver Programme, has been handed his first Formula One test at Kemble Airfield tomorrow (Tuesday 18 June) conducting a scheduled straight line aerodynamic evaluation. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Formula One teams Spanish Grand Prix preview

Spanish Grand Prix Formula One preview

Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.

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May 02

The Marussia Manor Racing GP3 action begins next week in Barcelona

GP3 at the ready 

Marussia Manor RacingMarussia Manor Racing’s 2013 challenge gets underway next week when the GP3 Series calendar kicks off in Barcelona, Spain, on 10-12 May. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

Tio Ellinas confirmed at Marussia Manor Racing for GP3 Series attack

Tio returns

GP3 - Tio Ellinas (Marussia Manor Racing) Monza Race 2Marussia Manor Racing, the GP3 Series team that is part of the Marussia F1 Team Young Driver Programme, is pleased to announce that Tio Ellinas will return to the squad for a second season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Still no F1 commercial deal for Marussia

“It’s vital for Bernie because he won’t be able to film us without it” -Booth

2013-03-03 - Marussia F1 Team - Barcelona - Max Chilton 01The first race of the 2013 season came and went without Marussia signing a commercial agreement with the sport’s owners. Read the rest of this entry »

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