Marussia to miss United States Grand Prix

Max Chilton of Marussia drives during a practise session for the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix on November 22, 2013
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Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone reveals that Marussia will not be taking part in next weekend's United States Grand Prix.

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has announced that Marussia will not be taking part in next weekend's United States Grand Prix.

The team are understood to be struggling financially, while driver Jules Bianchi remains in hospital after sustaining serious head injuries during the Japanese Grand Prix.

It had been expected that American Alexander Rossi, who is the team's reserve driver this season, would step into Bianchi's race seat alongside Max Chilton for the US event.

Caterham will also be absent from Austin after being placed in administration this week.

Jules Bianchi of France and Marussia walks across the paddock prior to the Chinese Formula 1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit on April 20, 2014
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