Posted on January 30, 2014

Marussia today rolled out its 2014 challenger in Jerez, the first car from the Banbury based team to be powered by Ferrari. Now in its fifth season of F1 competition, the team rolls into the new season with a spring in its step after securing the coveted 10th place in the Constructor’s Championship last season. So far the Ferrari power train seems to have been behaving itself in the early running for the teams in Jerez and the technical design group at Marussia, under the experienced John McQuilliam, has produced a car which the team hopes will challenge for a More…

Posted on December 15, 2013

Continuing our series of analysis of the head-to-head records of team mate pairings, here’s the analysis of Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton’s seasons at Marussia. The Anglo-Russian team fielded an all-new line up in 2013, dispatching with Timo Glock and Charles Pic and bringing in rookies Chilton and Bianchi. The team’s goal was to beat rivals Caterham and finish 10th in the constructors’ championship, after agonisingly losing the position at the final race of last season, and they achieved it this year courtesy of Bianchi’s 13th place in Malaysia. Bianchi was impressive all season and looked to have the measure More…

Posted on October 31, 2013

[Updated] The F1 driver market is starting to kick into gear for next season with the logjam over who will drive for Lotus appearing close to clearing. Although Pastor Maldonado remains tight lipped, it seems that he has signed or is about to sign for Lotus for next year, Venezuelan oil backer PDVSA having reached an agreement with Williams over severance. “At the moment I don’t have any confirmation. We will see later. I hope to have a clearer idea before the end of the season,” said Maldonado in Abu Dhabi this afternoon. “There is a lot of speculation. It’s More…

Posted on December 18, 2012

[Updated] Britain will have four drivers on the F1 grid next season after Max Chilton was confirmed in the second Marussia seat for 2013. The 21-year-old from Reigate impressed with two wins in GP2 this year, ultimately finishing fourth in the standings, with Marussia’s junior team and his promotion to a race seat at the senior F1 outfit seemed inevitable after he was announced as its reserve driver from the Japanese GP and made his race weekend debut in first practice in Abu Dhabi. Chilton, who is likely to bring a budget with him given his father is the vice-chairman More…

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