Marussia's attempts to make it to the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2014 cost the team nearly ?30,000 after an investor pulled out.

With Caterham using crowdfunding to return to the grid for the last race of the season, Marussia also launched an attempt to make it to the grid despite having already ceased trading. An investor had promised to provide the funding to allow Marussia to race, but Geoff Rowley - one of the joint administrators at FRP Advisory - explained team personnel were recalled en-route to the airport after the deal fell through.

"On Tuesday 18 November 2014, I received a commitment by a prospective investor to inject sufficient cash into MGPR to enable the team to race in Abu Dhabi," Rowley said in documents released by FRP and published by Forbes. "To enable this to happen, the race team had to be reformed and arrangements made to travel to the race.

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"A significant amount of work was carried out over a 24 hour period by both MGPR's staff and the joint administrators; however, ultimately the prospective investors were not able to provide sufficient funds.

"The prospective investor agreed to pay the costs of the staff (and ancillary costs) in this period, although at the date of this report (18 December), these total ?29,443 and remain unpaid."