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  • Vertical Aerospace single-passenger flying taxi prototype

    The idea of the flying taxi is the fever dream of rich entrepreneurs looking to be "first." The latest rich entrepreneur interested in developing the "Jetsons"-like form of transportation? Former Manor Marussia F1 team owner Stephen Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick founded Ovo Energy to challenge the British electric utilities in 2009. In 2015, he became the owner of the Manor Marussia F1 racing team, which has since gone bankrupt. Now Fitzpatrick wants to take to the skies with his new self-funded company Vertical Aerospace and develop a flying taxi. The goal is to deliver short-haul flights between...

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    End of the road for F1 backmarker Manor

    Formula One team Manor Racing, formerly Marussia, was disbanded on Friday. The news comes after the team announced on January 6 that it had entered administration, similar to bankruptcy protection, after several months of failed talks with potential investors to back it in the 2017 season. But with...

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    Marussia Rebranded Manor For 2016 Formula One Season

    The struggling Marussia Formula One team will race under the new name Manor Racing when the 2016 World Championship kicks off in mid-March. The name change doesn’t come as a complete surprise as the team, which is based in the United Kingdom, was already being referred to as Manor Marussia...

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    Marussia To Run Mercedes Power In 2016, Button To Stay On At McLaren

    There’s been a flurry of Formula One-related news in the past couple of days, ranging from new engine supply deals to revised calendars to Dutch youngster Max Verstappen passing his road driving test. First up there’s confirmation that Marussia is ending its current contract with...

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    Formula One Driver Jules Bianchi Dies From Injuries Sustained In 2014 Crash

    We’re sad to report that French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi has succumbed to his injuries sustained during a horrific crash in 2014’s rain-affected Japanese Grand Prix. The news was confirmed overnight in a statement released by Bianchi’s family. He was only 25 years old...

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    McLaren’s Fernando Alonso To Sit Out Australian GP, Marussia Confirmed To Join Grid

    It’s starting to emerge that Fernando Alonso’s crash during pre-season testing for the 2015 Formula One World Championship may be more serious than initially thought. Despite his McLaren team saying the crash was quite “normal” and the Spaniard only suffered a concussion...

  • Jules Bianchi

    Injured Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is no longer in the induced coma he was placed in following his tragic accident at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix in early October. In a statement released by his family on Wednesday, it’s been revealed that Bianchi remains unconscious but is breathing on his own, and that he has been moved to a hospital in his hometown of Nice, France. The statement also reveals that his vital signs are stable, but his condition is still classified as “critical.” Doctors are now moving to the next phase of his treatment, which is concerned with the...

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    Marussia F1 Team Disbanded, Caterham Turns To Crowdfunding

    Both the Marussia and Caterham Formula One teams have missed the last two races of the 2014 season due to financial difficulties, with the former still reeling from the Japanese Grand Prix accident that caused one of its drivers, Jules Bianchi, to suffer serious head injuries. The latest statement...

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    Marussia F1 Team Enters Administration, Seeks Buyer

    Just days after the Caterham F1 Team’s financial troubles were revealed, it’s emerging that fellow Formula One team Marussia is also struggling and has just entered administration. Administrators FRP Advisory said the U.K.-based team would continue to operate and that none of the staff...

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    Jules Bianchi’s Family Release Statement Regarding Injured F1 Driver

    During Sunday’s rain-affected Formula One Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit, Marussia driver Jules Bianchi crashed at high speed into the back of a tractor that was being used to remove the Sauber of Adrian Sutil who had crashed earlier in the race. The impact caused serious head...

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    Jules Bianchi Suffers Serious Head Injuries In Formula One Japanese Grand Prix

    We’re sad to report that Marussia driver Jules Bianchi is in hospital with severe head injuries following yesterday’s rain-affected 2014 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix. The Frenchman was involved in an accident with a tractor that was being used to remove the Sauber of Adrian Sutil who...

  • Alexander Rossi
    America’s Alexander Rossi Joins Marussia F1 Team As Reserve Driver

    Having already done testing duties for the likes of Caterham and Force India, America’s Alexander Rossi has now been signed by rival Formula One team Marussia as its new reserve driver. It’s not clear why Rossi left Caterham to join Marussia, as both teams are backmarkers, but we know...

  • Marussia B2

    A report out of Russia claims that sports car firm Marussia, formed in 2007 by former racing driver Nikolay Fomenko, has been disbanded and staff reassigned to a government project. Fomenko had developed a pair of sports car prototypes under the Marussia brand, the B1 and B2, and in 2010 bought a stake in Formula One team Virgin Racing. The team was eventually rebranded Marussia F1 in 2012 and is currently competing in the 2014 season with drivers Max Chilton and Jules Bianchi. Speaking with R-Sport (via Reuters), a spokeswoman for Marussia F1 confirmed that the Marussia sports car firm had...

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    Maria de Villota Died From Injuries Sustained During 2012 Crash

    Former Formula One test driver Maria de Villota was found dead in a hotel room in Spain on Friday, with reports at the time claiming her death was due to natural causes. It has since been revealed that the Spanish driver passed away from injuries sustained during her horror crash last year while...

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    Former F1 Tester Maria de Villota Found Dead In Hotel

    We’re sad to report that former tester for the Marussia Formula One team, Maria de Villota, was found dead this morning in a hotel room in her native Spain. The tragic news comes a year after de Villota suffered a horror crash while testing Marussia’s 2012 F1 car that cost her her right...

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    Marussia To Use Ferrari Engines In 2014 F1 Season

    Formula One backmarker Marussia will hopefully see its performance improve next season when the team starts using engines supplied by Ferrari. Marussia, which is tied for last place in the 2013 F1 Constructors’ Championship, currently relies on engines supplied by Cosworth, but with the...

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    Russian Automakers Want A Piece Of The Luxury Pie

    With luxury auto sales booming in many parts of the world, especially in resource-rich nations like Russia, where sales of Audis, BMWs and Mercedes-Benzes continue to soar, some of the local automakers are considering entering the segment with their own upmarket vehicles. In Russia, the push is...

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    Timo Glock Leaving Marussia F1 Team For Brighter Things

    German racing driver Timo Glock has made a surprise move, announcing his resignation, by mutual consent, from the Marussia F1 Team. Glock didn’t give a reason for his departure but said he has an exciting announcement to make very soon. It’s possible Glock has a seat at another team...

  • 2013 Marussia B2 spy shots

    If you’re not a regular viewer of Formula One, chances are you’ve never heard of Marussia. Established in Russia in 2007 by local celebrity and avid racer Nikolay Fomenko, Marussia is billed as the former Soviet Union’s first sports car manufacturer. The company also competes in F1, having taken over the Virgin Racing team at the start of the 2012 season. Marussia’s first model was the B1 sports car, which it previewed in concept form in 2008 and went on to produce in limited numbers shortly after. Since then we’ve seen the company unveil a successor to the B1...

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    Marussia Completes Analysis Of Maria De Villota's Testing Accident

    On July 3, Marussia F1 Team test driver Maria De Villota was critically injured while testing the team car at Duxford Airfield in England. As De Villota slowed to approach the pits, the car suddenly accelerated, striking the back of a support truck parked near the temporary paddock area. De...

  • Maria De Villota - image courtesy of Marussia F1
    Update: Maria De Villota Loses An Eye In F1 Testing Crash

    On Tuesday we brought you the news that Marussia F1 test driver Maria De Villota had been critically injured in a testing crash at Britain’s Duxford Airfield. After completing a shakedown lap, De Villota was slowing to enter the pits when the car suddenly accelerated, striking the rear lift...

  • Maria De Villota - image courtesy of Marussia F1
    Marussia F1 Test Driver Maria De Villota Suffers Serious Crash

    Maria De Villota, a test driver for the Marussia F1 team and the only woman currently driving in Formula 1, has sustained serious injuries in a testing crash at Duxford Airfield in Cambridgeshie, England. According to the Daily Mail, De Villota had just completed a testing lap and had returned to...

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    Marussia B2 Sports Coupe Order Books Full

    We’ve got bad news for any European readers hoping to buy a Russian-designed, Finnish-built lightweight sports coupe styled after a fighter jet: you’re chance to place an order for a Marussia B2 has come and gone. Word from the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf is that the order book for the...

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    Marussia B2 Sports Car To Be Built By Valmet

    Russian sports car manufacturer and Formula 1 team owner Marussia has announced that Valmet will handle future production of its B2 sports car. Valmet is the independent vehicle manufacturer based in Finland that currently assembles the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid and was previously assembling the...

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