Paddock magazine December 2014 / January 2015 Issue 70 - Page 70

SEASON REVIEW Marussia: So close, yet so far away There will be no more Marussia in Formula 1. At the time of the publishing of this review, the assets of the team are being sold out in an auction. Yet, it was not all bad in 2014. There was a glimmer of hope for Marussia. There will be no more Marussia in Formula 1. At the time of the publishing of this review, the assets of the team are being sold out in an auction. Yet, it was not all bad in 2014. There was a glimmer of hope for Marussia. The start of the 2014 campaign was not positive. The team recorded very few laps during pre-season testing, troubled by engine issues and a computer virus. Then, the races started and Marussia and fellow backmarkers Caterham were still miles behind the rest of the field. The new regulations seemingly send the team’s previous investments down the drain. Max Chilton and Jules Bianchi, staying on board from 2013, were back at the tail end of the grid in March (the only consolation at that point was that tenth-place rivals 70 thepaddockmagazine.com