D he Marussia F1 Team emerged in 2009 from the Manor Grand Prix racing team, which previously had successfully applied for a Formula 1 license. Manor GP was originally founded as a joint venture between the Formula 3 racing team Manor Motorsport and the development company Wirth Research. Billionaire Richard Branson and his Virgin group took over the team first. The Russian automaker Marussia later became the main shareholder.
Timo Glock was the face of Marussia F1 for a long time. Before the 2013 season, however, the contract with the German was terminated due to financial problems. Marussia has long since said goodbye to the dream of attacking midfield. For the British-Russian racing team, it's all about survival.