Nikolai Fomenko
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Nikolai Fomenko
Nikolai Fomenko
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Fomenko in 2012
Nikolai Vladimirovich Fomenko

(1962-04-30) 30 April 1962 (age 58)
Leningrad, Soviet Union (now Saint Petersburg, Russia)
Occupationmotor racer, musician, comic actor
Maria Golubkina

Nikolai Vladimirovich Fomenko (Russian: ? ?, born 30 April 1962) is a Russian musician, comic actor, motor racer, former president of Marussia Motors and former engineering director of Marussia F1.

Music career

Fomenko started his career as vocalist and guitarist in the band Secret, who were very popular in Russia in the mid-1980s.

Acting career

Fomenko first started his acting career as a theater actor in the Theater of Youth Creativity (1974-1976).


Year Film Role
1983 Speed (Skorost') Student
1999 Luna Papa (Lunny Papa) Yassir
1999 The Sky with Diamonds (Nebo v Almazakh) Anton Chekhov
2000 Check (Chek) Brunet
2000 Old Hags (Starye Klyachi) businessman Vassily Khomenko
2003 The Suit (Shik) Botya
2003 Bedroom Key (Klyuch ot Spal'ni) Vakhlakov
2007 Model (Naturshchitsa)
2007 Gloss ()
2008 Radio Day (Den' Radio) As himself
2017 You All Infuriate Me Boris Dmitrievich
2017 Rock Dog Angus Scattergood

TV career

Fomenko performed in the popular Russian music collection series Staryye Pesni o Glavnom (Old songs about the important).

He hosted two seasons of a TV show The Interception and a season of the game-show The Weakest Link on Russia's Channel 5.

In 2009, he began hosting Top Gear Russia, the REN-TV spin-off of the BBC series Top Gear.

Car racing career

In 1994 Fomenko was invited by Vladislav Listyev to participate in a car racing show as a celebrity guest. Later he started to train as a professional racer and took his first victory in 1996.


Endurance races

Year Race Team Car Class Co-drivers Pos.
2003 24 Hours of Daytona RWS Motorsport Porsche 996 GTS Russia Alexey Vasilyev, France Patrick Bourdais
Austria Walter Lechner Jr., Japan Tetsuya Tanaka
28 (9)
2004 24 Hours of Le Mans Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-RSR LMGT Russia Alexey Vasilyev, France Patrick Bourdais DNF
2005 24 Hours of Le Mans Cirtek Motorsport/
Russian Age Racing/
Convers Team
Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello LMGT1 Russia Alexey Vasilyev, France Christophe Bouchut 17 (5)

Car manufacturer

Fomenko is involved in the development and launching of the Marussia sports car.[1]

Formula One

In 2010 Marussia became a sponsor of Virgin Racing Formula One team. On 11 November 2010, Marussia acquired a controlling stake in the team.

On 2 February 2011 Fomenko was announced as Engineering Director of the Marussia Virgin Racing Formula One team.[2]

Personal life

He was married to Andrei Mironov's stepdaughter, actress Maria Golubkina, and has three children: daughters Anastasia and Ekaterina, and a son, Ivan.


  1. ^ Marussia sports car born out of Russia
  2. ^ "Virgin racing management reshuffle". Retrieved .

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