Fomenko started his career as vocalist and guitarist in the band Secret, who were very popular in Russia in the mid-1980s. Fomenko performed in the popular Russian music collection series Staryye Pesni o Glavnom (Old songs about the important). He hosted two seasons of a television 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-television spin-off of the British Broadcasting Corporation series Top Gear.
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.
FIA GT Endurance races Fomenko is involved in the development and launching of the Marussia sports car. 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