Nikolai Vladimirovich Fomenko (Russian: Николай Владимирович Фоменко, born 30 April 1962) is a Russian musician, comic actor, motor racer, former president of Marussia Motors and former engineering director of Marussia F1.
Fomenko started his career as vocalist and guitarist in the band Secret, who were very popular in Russia in the mid-1980s.
||Moon Father (Lunny Papa)
||The Sky with Diamonds (Nebo v Almazakh)
||Old Hags (Starye Klyachi)
||Bedroom Key (Klyuch ot Spal'ni)
||Radio Day (Den' Radio)
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 professional racer and took his first victory in 1996.
Fomenko is involved in the development and launching of the Marussia sports car.
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.
He was married to Andrei Mironov's stepdaughter, actress Maria Golubkina, and has three children: daughters Anastasia and Ekaterina, and a son, Ivan.