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Behind the Scenes at Marussia

A Marussia F1 steering wheel

// Behind the Scenes at Marussia

Thursday morning we were invited to for a tour of the Marussia garage, and without hesitation we responded yes, looking forward to seeing the first behind the scenes look at the grand prix team.

Our guide for the morning was Mark Scudamore, a Marussia team member who was enthusiastic about showing us the inner workings of the team. We spoke first outside the garage, discussing the challenges of moving the team to Austin from Abu Dhabi, and the rapid learning curve of the new facility.

Excitement Continues to Build for Austin Race

We've had a great time with the Marussia F1 Team and on their Social Media Driver opportunity which is about to get underway! If you recall, fans competed for the chance to join the Marussia F1 Team in Austin this weekend while working as their "Social Media Driver" at the 2012 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix! Check out our coverage by clicking here.

Timo Glock Talks About Cool F1 Jobs

A shot of the Marussia F1 Team Pit/Paddock area at the 2012 Singapore Grand Prix. Image Courtesy of

Does this look like a pretty good seat to you? It's the Marussia F1 Team Pit/Paddock area at the 2012 Singapore Grand Prix and if you win the "Social Media Driver" contest that Marussia and are putting on, you could be taking a similar picture at the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin this November. 

Marussia F1 Team is looking for a social media expert to join them for the Austin GP weekend and conduct interviews, capture on track photography, attend exclusive off-track events and Tweet about the whole experience. Just go HERE to read the rules and enter.

But maybe you're interested in more than a weekend gig? How many of us have wondered what it takes to join an F1 team? Aside from highly-coveted role of driver, what opportunities exist in the world of F1? Enjoy this in-depth interview with Marussia F1 Team driver, Timo Glock, as he offers valuable insight into the working side of Formula 1. Timo also reminds you to enter the "Social Media Driver" contest by 10:59 PM CST today, October 10, 2012. If you've already entered the contest, be sure to post an original Tweet that includes the hashtag #SMDriver to complete your entry!

Thank you Timo for sharing this valuable insight and information with our fans. See you in November!

Timo Glock of Marussia F1 Team Talks F1 Jobs from The Austin Grand Prix on Vimeo.



Tweet From the Paddock at USGP!

A short message from Timo Glock of Marussia F1 Team:

Social Media Driver Contest from The Austin Grand Prix on Vimeo.


There's still time for you to enter the "Social Media Driver" Contest for Marussia F1 Team, whereby you can attend the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas this Novemebr 16-18! The contest closes at 10:59PM CST on October 10, 2012 (tomorrow!). Just visit:

Marussia F1 Team Drivers Timo Glock and Charles Pic race at the 2012 Italian GP

Two Weeks Notice

Charles Pic and Pit Crew at the Spanish Grand Prix

Two weeks remain for you to enter the Marussia F1 Team and Social Media Driver contest.

Gain behind the scenes access, tickets, interview team members, shoot photos and videos and more with Marussia F1 Team at the US Grand Prix in Austin this November!

Check out this video and then click HERE to read how you can attend the USGP as "Social Media Driver"

Fan Feature: Attend the USGP as "Social Media Driver"

Marissia F1 Team Driver Timo Glock - Image courtesy of Marussia F1 Team, and Monster Cool Jobs

// Marussia + Monster = Media Dream Job

Have you been wanting to get closer to the F1 action? Well, then October 26, 2012 could be your lucky day. 

The Marussia F1 Team has launched an amazing contest with their partner,, where you can compete to win the coveted role of "Social Media Driver." What does a Social Media Driver do, you ask? Oh you know, hang out with the Marissia F1 Team in Austin during the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, conduct a few interviews, capture on track photography, and access exclusive off-track events. You know, no biggie.

Except that it IS. A. BIG. DEAL! 

Share with the world (literally) what you see from on the ground in Austin. Cheer on Marussia F1 Team Drivers Timo Glock and Charles Pic from a whole new angle, like the Marussia F1 garage. See what it takes for Team Principal John Booth to orchestrate an F1 Team and all the science, technology and wizardry that goes along with it. (Not sure if he prefers the title of "Wizard" just yet, but some call him "Sheffield Steel"...)

// How to Enter

The Marussia F1 Team is looking for a US Resident with social media savvy so it should be no surprise that you need to show off your skills in order to enter:

  1. Complete the entry form by clicking on this link.
  2. Then, create one or more of the following Submissions to describe your views on why you should be selected as a Marussia F1 Tem Social Media Driver:
  • An original video
  • An original essay on your personal blog
  • An original essay on your personal website
  • An original and unique tweet

      3.  Log onto your Twitter account and post your Submission(s), or a link to your Submission(s), on Twitter using the hashtag #SMDriver

// Follow the Rules

Of course there are official contest rules that we know you will all read in their entirety as any prudent contest applicant would, but here's a quick run down of the highlights:

  • Contest started at 12:01 PM EST on 9/5/12
  • Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on 10/10/12 - about 33 days from now so get moving!
  • Must be legally and physically residing in one of the 50 United States
  • Must be 18 years or older at time of entry (or obtain parent/guardian approval)
  • Contest Entrants must be prepared to travel and participate in a trip to the USGP in Austin, Texas November 16-18, 2012 if they are selected as the Winner
  • Contest Entrants must use COMPLETELY ORIGINAL CONTENT! This means you can't pull photos, videos, text, music, captions or other data from other sources and use it as your own (cause that's pretty lame, anyway)

// Prizes

1 Grand Prize Winner will receive all this:

  • Trip for Winner and a Guest to Austin, Texas for the USGP scheduled for November 16-18, 2012
  • Round trip coach class airfare, or ground transportation if the Winner lives within 100 miles of Austin
  • $1,050.00 for "Incidentals" (that's a lot of tacos, folks!)
  • 2 nights hotel stay for Winner and Guest to sleep (if you find time for that)
  • The Winner gets to shadow a Marussia F1 PR Team member for 1 day - this includes on and off track photo and video opps and ability to interview and interact with the fans
  • 2 Grandstand tickets for Saturday and Sunday of race weekend (includes shuttle transportation to and from the race, so leave your jet packs at home)
  • 1 Marussia F1 Team Garage tour for Winner's Guest
  • And they even thought ahead with an additional $1,974.00 check to offset taxes for the Grand Prize! (That's pretty thoughtful)

In addition to the Grand Prize Winner, 100 First Place Prizes will be rewarded with a Marussia F1 Team Bag!

// Stand Out

We're excited to participate as a Judge in this amazing Social Media Driver Contest and here's what we're looking for:

  • Originality/creativity
  • Ability to show social media savviness
  • Passion for the Marussia F1 Team

Go enter NOW at the Marussia F1 Team and Monster Cool Jobs website, where they also have Team video and photos for you as well as additional Marussia F1 Team jobs!