Luiz Razia Announced as the New Marussia F1 Team Driver

It’s official! 23 year old Brazilian Luiz Razia, 2012 GP2 Series runner-up and Marussia F1 Team Reserve Driver in 2010, is joining forces with Max Chilton to complete the Marussia F1 Team driver line-up for 2013.

After months of negotiations, Marussia have snapped up Razia, putting him straight to work today! Starting Day 2 of the teams test drive programme, Razia will be testing the new Marussia MR-02 racing car for the first time today in Jerez, Spain, after Max Chilton’s test drive yesterday.

Read the rest of the article here.

Farewell and good luck, Timo!

Through mutual consent, Timo Glock and the Marussia F1 Team are parting ways with immediate effect. The end of a truly great affair.

With the 30 year old German having raced with Marussia since its inception in 2009, Timo Glock has played a significant role in the up-and-coming growth of the team. To lose such an experienced member is a great loss, but due to unforeseeable reasons the team must take steps to secure its long-term future in an industry that presents more challenging economic conditions by the day.

John Booth, Team Principal of the Marussia F1 Team, commented, “Timo has made a very significant contribution to our Team over the past three seasons, helping us to develop our package to the point where, for a large proportion of the 2012 season, we were holding 10th place in the Constructors’ Championship. Timo is a fantastic driver and he has been a very popular member of the Team.

“Our Team was founded on the principle of benefiting from proven experience whilst also providing opportunities for young emerging talent to progress to the pinnacle of motorsport. We would like to

thank Timo for working with us to reach this decision, especially as he had a valid contract, and also for the contribution he has made to our Team. We wish him all the best for his future and I would like to congratulate the next team acquiring the services of such a competitive, professional and experienced racer.”

There’s more to that story. You can read the full article here.

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  • Access to the Marussia F1 Team Private Garage, Paddock, Pit Lane and the Team Tour
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Rápido! Formula One 2012 Ends With An Incredible Race at the Brazilian GP! [Reblogged from QNET VFan]

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Brazilian Grand Prix | Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Interlagos, São Paulo

25 November 2012

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GLOCK P16 1:19.686

Crowds were wowed by one of the most dramatic races that  Formula 1 has seen in a long time. The Brazilian Grand Prix, which hosted the final race of the year, saw Sebastian Vettel able to secure his world championship for Red Bull by a mere three points more than Fernando Alonso and Ferrari. This made Vettel the youngest ever triple World Champion. But McLaren truly dominated the race at Interlagos, São Paulo this weekend, with Lewis Hamilton starting from Pole and leading for a large portion of the race, to then have his endeavours cut short as he was shunted off the track by Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg. However with Jenson Button taking control of the situation and fighting his way to the front of the pack, eventually taking the chequered flag, McLaren ended third in the World Constructors’ Championship.

Timo Glock and Charles Pic performed to the max, achieving a brilliant race result for the Marussia F1 Team ending in 16th and 12th positions respectively. Timo had a great start to the race reaching 7th position at one point, showing his experience and prowess, but was hit from behind by Jean-Eric Vergne and sadly for the Marussia F1 Team could not recover all the way to his advantage. The pressure was on for Charles to maintain his position in the race, but despite a sustained battle with Caterham’s Vitaly Petrov, the Russian managed to overtake Pic with 7 laps remaining, unfortunately costing Marussia F1 Team their 10th position in the Constructor’s’ Championship…

You can read the rest of the article (with high resolution pictures from the race!) at http://vfan.qnet.net/2012/11/30/rapido-formula-one-2012-ends-with-an-incredible-race-at-the-brazilian-gp/

Hamilton bags his 2nd Win in the US of A! [Reblogged] from QNET VFan

2012 United States Grand Prix | Circuit of The Americas
18 November 2012

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PIC P20 1:42.481

The F1 USA Grand Prix 2012 was victoriously claimed by 27 year-old Brit boy, Lewis Hamilton, as he sped into pole position for Vodafone McLaren Mercedes at the Circuit of Americas in Texas. Closely in tail, Sebastian Vettel, driving for the Red Bull team finished the race in 2nd position only just 0.675 seconds behind the win. What a nail biter! Clearly a great fight till the end by both drivers. With Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso taking 3rd place, the USA GP 2012 also marked a glorious moment for F1 placing all three world champions on the winners’ podium together for the first time.

Hamilton was super happy about this 2012 victory after having won the USA GP back in 2007 when America last held a Grand Prix, not to mention this also being his 21st F1 win in his racing career.

The Marussia F1 Team made a great performance finishing in 19th and 20th position, as well as maintaining their 10th place position in the World Constructors’ Championship!

The beautiful Circuit of Americas also hosted a star studded crowd of Formula 1 racing fans, including the likes of Hollywood celebrities Michael Fassbender, Ron Howard, Matt Le Blanc and Patrick Dempsey, as well as celebrity chef and entrepreneur Gordon Ramsey.

You can read the rest of the article, with more photos from the race, at http://vfan.qnet.net/2012/11/26/yeee-haaaa-circuit-of-americas-hamilton-bags-his-2nd-win-in-the-us-of-a/

The Marussia F1 Team Show Car Tour makes the rounds in India

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We know it’s late (it’s a shame we missed posting this!) but the Marussia F1 Team Show Car Tour around India was just phenomenal! Below is one of several reports about the tour. (You can find the other news here, here, here, and here.)

The Marussia F1 Team’s Show Car takes on the ultimate tour, visiting seven cities across one of the most vibrant and exciting countries in the world.

The QNET Show Car World Tour 2012 is on a journey around the world, and has reached to the Indian subcontinent where it will walk down to seven cities.

QNET is a leading international direct selling company with exclusive lifestyle brands, it is the team’s Official Direct Selling Partner and the organiser of this tour. Marussia F1 Team fans and supporters of the high-speed sport can enjoy the rare opportunity of seeing a stunning state-of-the-art F1 car over these four weeks, and it will lead up to the Airtel Indian Grand Prix on 28th October, 2012.

Motor sport enthusiasts and fans can join the QNET-sponsored Marussia F1 Team show car at the first stop, which will be at the Forum Koramangala in Bangalore, from Wednesday 3rdOctober, 2012 to Sunday 7thOctober, 2012. Then it will moved onto Chennai from Tuesday 9th October for two days, followed by Pune, where it will be stationed at Phoenix Market City, Viman Nagar from Monday 15th October, 2012 to Wednesday 17th October, 2012. The fourth stop off will be in Mumbai from 19th October, 2012, travelling onto New Delhi at the DLF Promenade for four days from 25th October. The impressive vehicle will then swing by Phoenix United in Lucknow from 31st October, departing on Thursday 1st November. The final stop of the show car’s tour will be in Kanpur for two days from the 2nd until the 3rd November.

Timo Glock, Driver, Marussia F1 Team, said, “QNET has done a fantastic job with its 2012 Marussia F1 Team world showcar tour. By visiting cities that do not currently have a race, QNET is giving F1 fans the opportunity to see our car up-close and give them an insight into the complexities of Formula One design and engineering. I would recommend going to see the Marussia F1 Team show car if it makes a pit stop near you.”

To read the full story, head on to this site.

 

Marussia Team at Abu Dhabi GP 2012 [Photos]

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