Marussia

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Russia

  • Also known as Marussia
  • Nickname Marussia
  • Engine Ferrari
  • Principal John Booth
World Championship Career
Year Engine Driver Race Start Won Pod Class Best 1+2 Pole Front Best Lap Pts Pos
2012 Cosworth M Chilton, T Glock, C Pic 20 39 0 0 32 12 0 0 0 18 0 0 -
2013 Cosworth J Bianchi, M Chilton, R Gonzalez 19 38 0 0 35 13 0 0 0 15 0 0 -
2014 Ferrari J Bianchi, M Chilton, A Rossi 16 31 0 0 24 9 0 0 0 12 0 2 9
Total 55 108 0 0 91 9 0 0 0 12 0
Race Circuit Date
First race Australian Grand Prix Albert Park March 18, 2012 Race results
Last race Russian Grand Prix Sochi October 12, 2014 Race results
Profile

Marussia entered the sport in 2010 under the name Virgin Racing, but with no funds coming from Richard Branson it added the name of major shareholder Marussia Cars to its name in 2011. In 2012 it was completely rebranded to Marussia, starting the year with Timo Glock and Charles Pic. Much like the Virgin days, however, results did not materialise and it agonisingly lost the battle with Caterham for tenth when Petrov passed Pic late in the season finale in Brazil. With an all-new line-up of Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton in 2013 it bounced back and beat Caterham to tenth, though its highest finish all season was 13th.

A switch from Cosworth power to Ferrari followed in 2014, the first season of the new v6 turbo era. It would be a season which demonstrated the fine line between triumph and tragedy in F1. With the financial difficulties of the smaller teams magnified more than ever in 2014, Bianchi ended Marussia's wait for points by finishing ninth with a memorable drive at Monte Carlo. However the season quickly unravelled in horrible circumstances in the following months. First Bianchi suffered a serious brain injury after a crash at the wet Japanese Grand Prix, before the team's Russian backer pulled out after the inaugural race in Sochi, leading to the team falling into administration.

Old rival Caterham had also gone into administration around the same time and the pair missed the next two races. While Caterham returned for the finale, Marussia did not and entered liquidation before the season was out, auctioning off assets. Had it finished the season the ninth place Bianchi secured in Monaco would have been enough to beat Sauber as well as Caterham in the constructors' championship and may well have provided the financial lifeline it needed to compete for another season.

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Nov 20, 2014

A sign outside the F1 paddock in Abu Dhabi in support of Jules Bianchi

Oct 12, 2014

Max Chilton, Marussia and Charlie Whiting pose with a sign in support of Jules Bianchi

Oct 10, 2014

The hashtag displayed on the side of Jules Bianchi's empty Marussia in the garage

Oct 10, 2014

Jules Bianchi's unused car sits in the Marussia garage as a mark of respect

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