Marussia: No longer F1 virgins
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Marussia: No longer F1 virgins

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With crash test issues preventing any pre-season testing, it seemed to be a fraught winter for Marussia. But top men John Booth and Graeme Lowdon told Jonathan Noble why they're certain things are looking up

When Marussia's key men John Booth and Graeme Lowdon entered Formula 1 back in 2010 under the Virgin banner, they were under no illusions about just how difficult life was going to be in motor racing's premier category.

F1 is tough for every team on the grid; and this winter Marussia found out just how much the sport can bite when a failed crash test on a single component, plus a late rule clarification by the FIA, wrecked its chances of doing any pre-season testing.

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