Marussia F1 cars and team equipment are set to go under the hammer, auctioneers CA Global Partners have announced. This comes shortly after the failed F1 team went into administration. The auction, which is set for December 16 and 17, will feature the Marussia team equipment including trucks, corporate equipment and race cars without the engines. The engines have been returned to Ferrari.
Marussia missed out on the last three races of the season and they later closed their offices sending all their 200 staff home. The ill-fated Jules Bianchi is lucky to be out of the induced coma but will not have a team to come back to.
As for Caterham, they resorted to crowd funding in order to secure their place in the season finale in Abu Dhabi. They are still optimistic about finding a new buyer who will secure the team’s future in F1. Nevertheless, former FIA head had warned that more teams could follow Caterham and Marussia unless action is taken to standardise the current financial situation within the sport.