Provisional 2015 FIA entry list sees Marussia switched to Manor

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Marussia and Caterham have gone into administration in the last week, and while that fact doesn’t stand out as a good one in terms of either team’s future direction, it doesn’t mean the teams are completely gone.

Witness today’s release of the provisional 2015 FIA Formula 1 World Championship entry list, which sees both Marussia and Caterham listed.

The catch, of course, is that Marussia’s team name is no longer listed as Marussia but as Manor Grand Prix Racing Ltd., as a sole English entry rather than the Anglo-Russian that Marussia has been the last several seasons. Manor has been the entrant since 2010 but Marussia the team name the last three years.

Manor was the initial team awarded a grid spot for 2010, but it never raced as Manor. Virgin was the team name in 2010 and 2011 before it switched to Marussia in 2012.

No formal word has come from Marussia re: the name change as yet.

Teams are listed on this entry list in the order they finished the 2013 season, with Red Bull ahead of Mercedes, Ferrari, Lotus and McLaren – an order that has shifted in 2014.

IndyCar teams with NASCAR on IMS road course doubleheader in 2021

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The NTT IndyCar Series will be sharing Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the NASCAR Cup Series in a race weekend doubleheader for the second consecutive season, but both series will be on the road course in August 2021.

IMS announced Wednesday that IndyCar will hold an Aug. 14, 2021 race on its 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. It’ll be a day before NASCAR’s premier series runs the same layout for the first time after the Brickyard 400 was contested on the 2.5-mile oval for the first time in 27 years.

This season’s rescheduling of the IndyCar GMR Grand Prix to July 4, 2019 (a day before the Brickyard 400) led to the first NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader weekend. The Xfinity Series also raced on the IMS road course for the first time July 4 after the IndyCar race ended.

INDYCAR AT IMS THIS WEEKEND: Harvest GP schedule, entry lists

IndyCar will be holding its second race weekend this year at the IMS road course Friday and Saturday with the Harvest GP.

“Our first NASCAR-INDYCAR weekend was a big success last July, with positive feedback from
our loyal fans who watched the races on NBC and from the drivers, teams and participants
involved,” IMS president Douglas Boles said in a statement. “The Xfinity Series’ debut on the IMS road course provided exactly the kind of thrilling action from the green to checkered flags that we anticipated, so we know the teams and drivers of the Cup Series will put on a great show as they turn left and right for the first time at IMS.

“We can’t wait to welcome back fans to see NASCAR and INDYCAR together during this
exciting weekend as we add another memorable chapter in the long, storied history of the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”

It also will mark the first NASCAR Cup-IndyCar doubleheader with a crowd as fans weren’t permitted at IMS in July because of the novel coronvavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Over the course of Wednesday, NASCAR is releasing its 36-race slate for next season. IndyCar has yet to release its full 2021 schedule.