Marussia Racing Team
The Marussia F1 Team (a trading name of Manor Grand Prix Racing Limited, which is a subsidiary of Marussia Motors) is a Formula One racing team based in Banbury in the United Kingdom.
The team competed as “Marussia” for the first time in the 2012 Formula One season, following the purchase of a controlling stake in the team by Russian sports car manufacturer Marussia Motors in late 2010. The team had previously competed as “Marussia Virgin Racing” in 2011 and “Virgin Racing” in 2010. The team is the third Formula One team to compete with a Russian racing licence, after Midland and Virgin (which adopted its Russian nationality in 2011 to coincide with Marussia’s interest in the team).