Marussia Tag

By Adam Tate, Managing Editor IndyCar stalwart Chip Ganassi Racing has just signed former Marussia Formula One driver Max Chilton for the 2016 IndyCar season. The move effectively replaces Sage Karam and once again brings Ganassi up to four cars. Chilton will drive the No. 8 Chevrolet alongside Ganassi’s strong line up of current champion and long time team leader Scott Dixon, veteran Tony Kanaan and Charlie Kimball. Chilton who in addition to his two season for F1 backmarker Marussia has also contested GP2, Le Mans and most recently Indy Lights, whereRead More
August 3, 1989 – July 17, 2015 Masters of Formula 3 Champion – 2008 Formula 3 Euro Series Champion – 2009 F1 Points in Monaco Grand Prix – 2014 French Formula Renault 2.0 Champion – 2007 There are no words that define how impactful the tragic loss of Jules Bianchi really is. The untapped potential of a future superstar that perhaps Formula One hasn’t been impacted by since the loss of Francois Cevert in the early 1970’s. The similarities between Cevert and Bianchi are astounding. Both drivers born and raisedRead More
It was confirmed by Former Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo that the late Jules Bianchi was tabbed as Kimi Raikkonen’s replacement for the Scuderia whenever it decided to part ways with the Finn. Bianchi, who died last Friday as a result of serious head injuries at Suzuka in last year’s Japanese Grand Prix, was in his second year with the Marussia F1 Team but was also a part of Ferrari’s driver development program. Commonly known as a backmarker team, Marussia’s first ever points came at wheel of Bianchi with aRead More

Posted On June 4, 2015By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Manor moving on up

The Manor Marussia F1 team is finally making inroads to ensure it not only survives in Formula One, but eventually thrives. After signing former Mercedes F1 Technical Director Bob Bell, the team announced yesterday that they have signed 2013 GP2 champion Fabio Leimer as the team’s official reserve driver. We’re delighted to welcome Fabio to our team. We always keep a close eye on drivers competing in the feeder series and their potential for making the step up to Formula 1. Fabio has been on that radar for a numberRead More

Posted On March 5, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Throwback Thursday Theater

Throwback Thursday Theater

Since Stephen Fitzpatrick has brought Manor Marussia back from the brink, they have brought on driver Will Stevens, passed their FIA crash tests, signed  designer Nicola Perrin and look well on their way to joining the grid in Melbourne. For this week’s Throwback Thursday Theater we are going back 5 years, to the teams world premiere when they were known as Virgin F1. It’s been a long and tumultuous journey, but it looks set to continue. Enjoy.Read More
Perrin F1 design 2015

Posted On March 5, 2015By Adam TateIn Formula One

Perrin joins Manor F1

Visionary French designer Nicolas Perrin has joined Manor F1 in a big move that is set to bolster F1’s likable Lazarus. Perrin has previously worked for Williams as recently as 2010 and before that had stints with Reynard and French stalwarts; Pescarolo and Courage. More recently he has garnered a lot of attention by setting up his own company which he has crowd funded to create open source designs for both LMP1 and F1 cars as well as work in the public transportation and energy sectors. Perrin joins Manor asRead More
Bianchi and Marussia Celebrate Points in Monaco!
The family of Jules Bianchi would like to issue the following statement, by way of an update on Jules’ medical condition. The Marussia F1 Team is supporting the family by facilitating its communication. “It will be four weeks this coming Sunday since Jules’ accident and he remains in the Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi. His condition continues to be classified by the medical professionals here as critical but stable. Although we have no new information to give, we recognise that there are a huge number of people all aroundRead More

Posted On February 12, 2014By Motorsports TribuneIn Formula One, Remembering a Champion

Remembering: Maria de Villota

January 13, 1980 – October 11, 2013 Formula One Test Driver Ambassador of FIA Women in Motorsport Awarded Gold Medal by the Royal Order of Sporting Merit First Spanish Woman Test Driver in Formula One Born in Madrid, Spain and daughter of former Formula One driver Emilio de Villota, the naturally talented Maria de Villota raised the bar for women in motorsports. After starting off in Karts during her youth, de Villota jumped into the Spanish Formula Toyota Series in 2000. The following year she moved to the newly establishedRead More