Virgin Racing was founded as Manor Racing, and carried a Virgin sponsorship in 2010. In 2011, Marussia Motors, a Russian sports car company bought a stake in the team, and the team was re-branded as Marussia Virgin Racing. With the new team came the inclusion of the Marussia logo into the team. Their run as a team was unimpressive one, with neither driver scoring points.
The team became Marussia F1 from 2012 to 2014, when the team shut down due to financial issues. In 2015, the team was re-branded to “Manor Marussia F1 Team.” After 2015, Marussia ceased to exist, and ceased their F1 team, and the team was re-branded to Manor Racing. It lasted until 2016, when Haas F1 took their spot. The team’s asserts were auctioned off, including this Sparco size 9.5 left driver boot. The boot shows decent use, with a large stain on the toe. Pictures from 2015 show Alexander Rossi wearing an identical pair of shoes to these. On the outside of the tongue, there is the FIA certification.The inside of the tongue features a care tag, but no size tag.This circa 2011 interview backdrop is a portable one, specifically made for team members or special guests to stand in front of while giving an interview. It’s almost 4 feet wide, and well over 6 feet tall. It consists of a cloth container with the backdrop inside. It’s in great condition. It’s almost 4 feet wide, and well over 6 feet tall. It consists of a cloth container with the backdrop inside. The backdrop has a balance leg, and the cloth part rolls up. A collapsible pole holds it up.
Next week, we revisit a Driver Suit Blog favorite.