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Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014

Formula 1 2014 Season Preview: Part One

Has there ever been such anticipation ahead of a new Formula 1 season? New regulations, a new sound, the potential for high unreliability and quite simply, a step into the unknown. No one can be sure how the racing will pan out and the strategists on the pit wall and back at team bases will have to react to ever-changing scenarios. In our season preview we analyse all 11 teams, in reverse championship order from last year, and try and predict what their fortunes could […]

Posted on Friday, March 7, 2014

Optimistic Bianchi sure of Marussia improvement

Jules Bianchi believes that Marussia can move up the Formula 1 grid this season. Bianchi made his Formula 1 debut for the team in 2013 and achieved a best result of 13th. The team has yet to score a point in four years of Formula 1. "It has been a very interesting winter preparing for this and I can’t wait to see where we stand versus the competition," said Bianchi. "The car feels good to drive and, especially in Bahrain last week, we saw a […]

Posted on Friday, March 7, 2014

Marussia targets early flyaway races

Marussia team principal John Booth believes that his squad can benefit from the potential high rate of attrition during the opening races of the 2014 season. Booth's team have yet to score a point in their Formula 1 history but he is confident that the Ferrari-powered MR03 can move them up the grid. "Although we did not meet our mileage target in pre-season testing, the positive work we did achieve, particularly last week in Bahrain, has been extremely valuable in terms of validating our calculations […]

Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2014

Time for Marussia to make the breakthrough?

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. Samuel Beckett's often used phrase to inspire those never to give up - recently crowned Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka has the quote tattooed onto his arm - and it could be applied to Marussia. Marussia has failed to score a point in four years of racing. They’ve started 77 races and achieved a best finish of 12th place (twice). It’s hardly an awe-inspiring statistic and since the team’s inception in 2010 they […]

Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014

Marussia unveils MR-03 at Jerez

Marussia has revealed their challenger ahead of the 2014 season. The MR-03 will be raced by Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton, who both begin their second season in the sport with Marussia. Marussia has switched to Ferrari power for 2014, having used Cosworth engines since their debut in the sport in 2010. The team is still seeking their first point in the sport as they enter their fifth year of competition. The car was unveiled on Thursday afternoon at Jerez, after delays prevented the Banbury-based […]

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014

Marussia delays 2014 car debut

Marussia's 2014 car will not run on the first day of testing at Jerez. The team's brand new MR-03 encountered last minute technical issues as it was being prepared to depart the team's factory in Banbury. The Marussia team is set up and ready for the car, ahead of the first day of 2014 testing on Tuesday. Marussia is hopeful that the car can be transported to the circuit as quickly as possible. Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton have been retained for their second season […]

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014

The 2014 season begins: Jerez test preview

The first track action of the season commences on Tuesday morning as 10 teams begin their testing programme at the Jerez circuit in southern Spain. The first of the three four-day tests will feature all bar Lotus as 2014's drivers get their first real taste of their machines for the coming season. Formula 1 enters a new era this year as v8 engines have been replaced by 1.6 litre v6 power units, meaning that the first test is a step into the unknown. Prior to […]

Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Lotus only team to miss Jerez test

Lotus has been left standing as the only team that will sit out the first test of the crucial 2014 pre-season next week. That is because Marussia on Wednesday announced that it will be at Jerez, despite some earlier uncertainty. "If it (the new car) is there and you can use it, you want to use it," team president Graeme Lowdon had said last week, sparking the uncertainty. But Marussia told its 170,000 Twitter followers on Wednesday that its 2014 car will be at Jerez. […]

Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Marussia confirms Jerez presence

Marussia has confirmed that they will be present at the first test of 2014 next week. The MR-03 is set to make its track debut on Tuesday morning at Jerez in southern Spain. Marussia has retained Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton for a second successive season. '[We're] planning to get straight down to the business of testing & looking forward to running all the new elements,' Marussia posted on their official Twitter account. Marussia's presence at the first test of the season means that only […]

Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014

Formula 1 gearing up for 2014 launches

This week sees the start of the 2014 launch season as Formula 1 teams take the wraps off of the machines that they hope will propel them to success this year.

Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014

Marussia retains Chilton for 2014 season

Marussia has confirmed that Max Chilton will continue to race for the team in 2014. Chilton made his Formula 1 debut for Marussia in 2013, and finished all 19 races with a best result of 14th place in Monaco. Chilton will continue to race alongside Jules Bianchi, who also made his Formula 1 debut for Marussia in 2013. "I am really happy to be continuing with the Marussia into a second season," 22-year-old Chilton said after the announcement was made at Autosport International in Birmingham. […]

Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014

Lauda says Mercedes 'ready' for 2014 challenge

Niki Lauda says Mercedes is on track for the start of official 2014 testing, despite the huge challenge of the all-new turbo rules. Germany's Auto Motor und Sport reports rumours that world champion team Red Bull's boss Christian Horner had floated the idea of delaying for a week the start of winter testing late this month. "Nothing is being moved," Mercedes team chairman Lauda insisted. "The plans are going ahead for late January. "The task of big for everybody." The report said the German squad […]