Branson originally became involved with F1 in 2009 when he signed a three-year deal to sponsor a rookie team, then known as Manor Motorsport
, which was soon rebranded as Virgin Racing. Russian Top Gear
presenter and race car driver Nikolay Fomenko is now heading the team's partnership. He owns Marussia Motors and is looking to make a mark in F1 ahead of the Russian Grand Prix's 2014 debut in Sochi, Russia. The team has yet to finalize their drivers for the coming year, but with the help of the Russian partnership, there's an infusion of cash just waiting to be spent on the best drivers.