The Marussia Virgin Racing team will compete under the British flag in the 2011 Formula One, a spokesman for the Russian Automobile Federation (RAF) Sergey Ushakov said on Tuesday.
Last November, Russia's Marussia Motors acquired a significant stake in U.K.-based Virgin Racing.
Marussia Motors President Nikolai Fomenko announced in early February that Marussia Virgin would race under the Russian flag this season.
According to Ushakov, the RAF recently learned that Marussia Virgin had agreed with the Royal Automobile Club of Great Britain that the team will drive with a British license this season.
The team, featuring drivers Timo Glock of Germany and Belgium's Jerome d'Ambrosio, will debut at the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 11-13.
MOSCOW, February 15 (RIA Novosti)