Date: 25th May 2014 at 6:29pm
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After over four-years in Formula One, Marussia scored their first points in F1 at the Monaco Grand Prix.

The team initially entered the sport as Virgin Racing in 2010 alongside other newbie teams Hispania, later known as HRT and Lotus who later evolved into Caterham.

Virgin themselves also went through an identity change and later became Marussia Racing.

Over the 82 Grand Prix’s that followed since their debut in Formula One came in 2010, one constant for the three newbie teams was a lack of competitiveness in regards to the established teams in Formula One.

HRT later disbanded, whilst Marussia and Caterham have both battled it out to win the tenth place spot in the constructors championship, usually without a single point won.

However that changed on Sunday with the 83rd Marussia Grand Prix ending with Jules Bianchi’s ninth place Monaco finish claiming two Formula One World Championship points.

‘We have been waiting for this for a long time and now that we have done it I am so proud of the team. They did a really good job and I am really happy to give them the result,’ Bianchi told Sky Sports.

Bianchi actually crossed the finish line in 8th place, but had a retrospective five-second penalty added to his time which dropped him into ninth.

‘The five second penalty dropped us behind Grosjean which is a shame, but we are absolutely over the moon, it has been a long five years to get this,’

‘We thought getting the tenth place [in the Constructors’ Championship] in Brazil was a big party – just wait until tonight.’
Marussia Team Principal John Booth said on Sunday.

Two two points could prove crucial for Marussia come the end of the season. Not only are they now clear of Caterham, but they are also ahead of Sauber who are yet to score a point this season.