Marussia tells fans to “buckle up and enjoy the ride” as comeback bid begins

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The last few days have been something of a rollercoaster for Marussia F1 Team. After confirming earlier this week that it would be exiting administration thanks to fresh investment, the team was then denied permission to use its 2014 car by the F1 Strategy Group, appearing to end its hopes of racing in 2015.

However, the team – set to be known as Manor Grand Prix – responded by issuing a statement that refuted Force India’s claims and outlined its plans to reach the grid in 2015.

The Anglo-Russian outfit had been blighted by financial problems in 2014, culminating in its collapse following the Russian Grand Prix in October. It missed the final three races of the year after entering administration.

Plenty of hard work over the winter has helped the team to secure a fresh injection of investment that could yet result in it returning to F1 at some point in the next few months, thus boosting the grid to ten teams once again following the collapse of Caterham earlier this week.

Having not tweeted since October 17th, the official Marussia F1 Team Twitter account burst back into life last night, responding to the outpouring of support from F1 fans.

Team boss Graeme Lowdon also sent out a tweet thanking the entire Marussia team and the fans supporting its comeback, having called the bid to survive “a fantastic good news story for the whole sport”.