Marussia production car hopes dead, F1 team gets new owners

Filed under: Motorsports, Coupe, Performance, Europe, Russia

The Marussia B1 and B2 sports cars, front view

Russian media outlet R-Sport reports that sports car maker Marussia Motors has stopped making road cars and its employees in Moscow have “left the company en masse and joined a government-run technical institute.” That suggests there won’t be an evolution of the Cosworth-powered B2, the firm’s second sports car that, two years ago, supposedly sold out its limited-to-500 run. That also suggests the F2 SUV and all those extra models have also been called in to meet the dodo.

This does not, however, mean the end of the Marussia Formula One team. Team spokesperson Tracy Novak said there’s been no link between the car company and the F1 team “for some time,” and that the F1 team is now controlled by Marussia Communications Limited. Novak wouldn’t give any details on the new owners, which could be a company registered in Dublin, Ireland, but it appears that the enterprise is still a family matter, with Marussia Motors founder Nikolai Fomenko probably tucked away in there somewhere.

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