Sunday, 18 January 2015

Marussia could still race this season

(© Ben Johnston 2014)

The Marussia F1 Team remain confident that they will be on the grid in 2015, according to former Sporting Director and CEO Graeme Lowdon.

The outfit who were based in Banbury, Oxfordshire up until last year scored two points last season courtesy of Jules Bianchi’s ninth place finish at the Monaco Grand Prix. The team, along with the Caterham F1 Team entered administration in October 2014 and missed the final three Grand Prix of the season.

Lowdon has conceded however that time is running out for the team as another auction to sell off assets belonging to the team was due to take place on Wednesday 21st January however it has now been scheduled for a later date.

Lowdon revealed that the team could still make to Australia in March if they were able to hold onto last years and spares which were due to auctioned off next week.

The team’s factory has gone after the Haas F1 Team purchased it during the first auction which took place at the end of last year. Speaking at the Autosport International Show last weekend, 

Will Stevens, who drove for the Caterham F1 Team in the final race of last season said that he still held out hope that he will be racing in Formula One this season either with the Marussia or Caterham F1 Team.

The next week will be crucial for the team and their future. The FIA have already confirmed that both Caterham and Marussia can use their 2014 chassis this season as way of saving money. It is unlikely that the team will be make it to the opening winter test which gets underway at the Jerez circuit in Spain from February 1-4.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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