Fabio Leimer will be behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car for the first time in Hungary over the weekend, as he was hired by Marussia for his first free practice. The 2-year-old, champion of the GP2013 series in the XNUMX season, has joined the team as an official reserve racer ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix, and will take the place of Robert Merhi on Friday morning. "We offered Leimer the opportunity we had planned, as we have been working together for some time. We were happy to welcome him among us in the last few races. It will be interesting to get feedback from his car and evaluate his performance," explained John Booth, boss. Marussia team. Leimer added: "In this most difficult weekend for the team, I am very grateful to them for continuing with the planned performance in the first free practice. I look forward to the opportunity
The Manor team recently strengthened its engineering department with experienced Gianluco Pisanello, who worked with Toyota Motosport as a data, test and racing engineer for seven years before splitting up in 2009 when the team decided to exit Formula One. he later joined Caterham, where he progressed from racing engineer to chief and head of engineering operations. After Caterham’s departure and Manor’s attempts to return to the highest class of motorsport, Pisanello was appointed chief engineer and head of track engineering at Manor. John Booth, the head of the team, said: "We were looking for someone like Pisanello, experienced and qualified. The experience was weighed because we are quite young in this field. We will be able to learn from him.
Manor team boss John Booth believes his team will start showing real potential at the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend. The team has struggled over the winter to revive Marussia, and for the past few months they have been struggling to survive. Nevertheless, they managed to get the 2014 season car, which they will use until they prepare a new one around the summer break, to cross the finish line in China and Bahrain, and then they continued their journey to the factory in Great Britain. Manor’s boss hopes for changes in a positive direction as Formula 1 returns to Europe. "The first two months of the year and six weeks until Melbourne were nothing more than getting the car ready for the starting line. We all worked very hard at the factory, so there was no room for anything else. When we came back from some time ago Bahrain,
Roberto Merhi will be taking part in a Formula One race in Australia for the first time this weekend, as he has been confirmed by Marussia as their racer at the start of the season, joining Will Stevens, confirmed in February. "I'm really looking forward to the event. I've been given a lot of responsibility, but I feel ready for the next step in my career and I want to show that I can make a significant contribution to the team's development," said the 1-year-old, who boasts success in the lower series. In addition to this announcement, Marussia also named a new development racer, whose place belonged to the twenty-one-year-old Briton Jordan King. Marussi's team boss John Booth said: "It's great to welcome Robert and Jordan among us. Not only are they very talented young racers with an exciting future ahead of them, but
At Marussia, they are ready to appear in Melbourne and take part in the first race of this season next weekend. They say they will use an intermediate version of the car, working with them to comply with all the rules in 2015, and later they will present the car they designed last year (we already wrote about it and posted pictures on this link.) John Booth will continue to work at the helm of the team, Graeme Lowdon will be president and athletic director, Justin King will be seen as interim executive chairman, and businessman Stephen Fitzpatrick is the investor who financially supported the team. Lowden says: “I thank all the teams, the FIA, Formula One Management, our suppliers and employees, as well as the fans for the support we have received over the past six
Team boss John Booth admitted that they had quite a few problems over the winter testing at Marussia, but after this turbulent winter the sun was just shining for them: “We faced quite a few challenges over the winter, but we come to Australia with great optimism. I have to say that we are in the best shape so far in several areas, because everyone on the team is working hard. ”Of course, it is no secret that the team is also facing a financial challenge, as they had to fire Luzia Razio a few weeks ago. richer sponsors replaced Jules Bianchi. Either way, Booth believes the team is getting back on its feet and working in the right direction. In addition to speed, the team is supposed to have good endurance, which is certainly important, but more will be known in Melbourne, where Marussia is going with optimism: “A lot of