Williams are supportive of Marussia`s attempts to return to the Formula One grid and would have agreed to them starting the season with last year`s car, deputy principal Claire Williams said on Wednesday.
The stricken Marussia Formula One team are set to come out of administration, with former Sainsbury`s boss Justin King linked on Wednesday to a rescue bid that could put them back on the starting grid next month.
French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi did not slow sufficiently under warning flags before crashing at the Japanese Grand Prix, an International Automobile Federation (FIA) report found on Wednesday.
Formula One would rather cater for rich over-70s than chase a younger generation that cannot afford luxury watches and is more interested in social media, according to commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone.
Nico Rosberg took the fight to championship-leading Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton with the fastest laps in both Brazilian Grand Prix practice sessions on Friday while Fernando Alonso`s Ferrari caught fire.