After an auction purging their equipment, parts, and tools, and selling the factory to Haas I was shocked to read this.

Against the odds, Marussia has taken the first steps towards being on the grid in 2015, and the team is set to come out of administration later this month.

It's understood that confirmation that the team will receive its payment for finishing ninth in the World Championship has been the key factor.

The World Motor Sport Council is set to confirm that the team can use its 2014 chassis, after the FIA said last year that it would allow the two struggling teams to do so, despite rule changes.