Run by Nikolai Fomenko, Marussia is a niche car manufacturer that is said to produce around cars a year. The other shareholders were understood to be Manor Motorsport, which runs the team from its base near Sheffield, and Wirth Research, the company responsible for the design and development of the car. Virgin is delighted to have secured a partner which shares our vision and spirit for challenging the establishment and we look forward to working together to move the team up the Formula One grid.
The addition of the "M" in the car's chassis designation reflected the team's new owner, Russian sports car manufacturer Marussia Motors. The MVR followed the VR's design principle of exclusively using computational fluid dynamics instead of the more traditional windtunnel approach. The car did not use KERS ; chief designer Nick Wirth commented that the gains offered by the system did not justify the expense in developing it.
British Broadcasting Corporation Home. Virgin Racing have secured their place on the Formula 1 grid until after Russian carmaker Marussia Motors bought a controlling interest in the team. The team will be rebranded as Marussia Virgin Racing in and their new car is set to be launched in Moscow.
It scored no points and finished last in the Constructor's Championship for the two years the team competed. The team was one of the four granted an entry for the season, and was originally known as Manor Grand Prixbefore being renamed Virgin Racing when Virgin brought a shareholding and naming rights at the end of The team's original car, the Virgin VRwas the first in Formula One to be developed using only computational fluid dynamicsand was driven by Timo Glock and Lucas di Grassi.
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Business news broadcaster CNBC has become the official business media partner for Formula 1 team Marussia Virgin Racing in a "multimillion" pound one season deal. The team competed last season as Virgin Racing and changed its name after Russian sports car manufacturer Marussia acquired a significant shareholding in November The partnership gives CNBC branding on various Marussia Virgin Racing assets including its new Formula 1 car, drivers' race suits, as well as in the paddock and hospitality.
The team was operated by Manor Motorsport formerly Marussia Manor Racingwhich was previously a subsidiary of Marussia Motors, a now defunct sports car manufacturer which was based in Moscow. The team originally started racing in under the "Virgin Racing" name; the following year Virgin adopted Marussia as a title sponsor becoming "Marussia Virgin Racing" until being fully rebranded as the "Marussia F1 Team" for The Marussia team scored its first championship points at the Monaco Grand Prix, where its leading driver, Jules Bianchi, finished ninth, and in doing so Marussia became the first Russian licensed constructor to score world championship points.
They were one of four new teams selected to race in the season. Richard Branson 's Virgin Group is the title sponsor of the team, which was launched on 15 December Marussia has been a partner to Virgin Racing since the team started in The team will be known as Marussia Virgin Racing.
On 12 June it was announced that Manor Motorsport was granted one of the open slots for the Formula One season. Manor is a British motor racing team that was formed in by former single-seater champion John Booth. The team eventually got shaped up when on 14 DecemberLloyds Banking Group announced that it had invested ten million pounds in the team.