Marussia F1 items to be auctioned off

The Marussia factory closed down in Banbury. NNL-141111-164943009
The Marussia factory closed down in Banbury. NNL-141111-164943009

Assets belonging to the former Banbury-based Marussia F1 team are to be sold off at auction.

The team were on the Overthorpe Industrial Estate until they went into administration in November and ceased trading two weeks later. Two hundred staff were made redundant.

Among the items to be sold at the auction include a driving wheel, various signed pictures and uniforms, testing gear and even driving simulators. Race and show cars will also be auctioned, but their engines have been removed.

The items will be auctioned live through a webcast from Tuesday, December 16 to Thursday, December 18 and again on January 21. There are no reserve prices on any of the items.

Marussia had hoped to complete the Formula 1 season after missing the Brazilian and US Grand Prix. Their last race was in Russia on October 12.

Their driver Jules Bianchi suffered severe head injuries in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix earlier in October.

To view the auction items visit http://auctionhq.net/view-auctions/catalog/id/91/