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.