Tag Archive: MR01

Feb 05

Marussia F1 Team revealed the MR02

A comprehensive evolution of the MR01, boosted by KERS

2013-02-05 - Marussia F1 Team - MR02 (3)2013-02-05 - Marussia F1 Team - MR02 (1)The Marussia F1 Team revealed its 2013 challenger – the MR02 – to the media this morning, ahead of the opening day of pre-season testing in Jerez, Spain.

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Sep 20

Chilton favourite to succeed Pic at Marussia

A 21-year-old Briton has raced to the top of the list of candidates to make his F1 debut in 2013.

GP2 - Max Chilton (Carlin)2012-09-02 - Marussia F1 Team - Belgium - Charles Pic - Timo Glock 01Marussia has signed GP2 driver Max Chilton – who is currently fifth in this year’s F1 support category – to be its reserve for the rest of the season. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 20

Marussia F1 Team appoints Max Chilton reserve driver until Brazil

Standing by

2012-09-20 - Marussia F1 Team - Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team logo_001.jpgThe Marussia F1 Team is pleased to announce that rising star, Max Chilton, has been elevated from the team’s Young Driver Programme to the position of Formula 1 Reserve Driver with effect from the 2012 Fuji Japanese Grand Prix next month for the balance of the current F1 season.  Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 15

Glock thinks new Marussia to beat 107pc rule

Timo Glock is hoping McLaren’s driver simulator is accurate.

2012-02-07 - Marussia F1 Team - Timo Glock 0112 - Marussia F1 TeamThat’s because he is relying on that data in hoping his 2012 car – the new Cosworth-powered Marussia MR01 – is fast enough to beat F1’s 107 per cent qualifying cut-off. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 13

Marussia must focus on basics before KERS – Glock

Marussia needs to get the basics right before worrying about KERS, Timo Glock explained on the eve of the 2012 season.

12 - Marussia F1 Team2012-03-06 - Marussia F1 Team - MR01 06The experienced German, and his rookie teammate Charles Pic, enter the new season with essentially no testing, after the former Virgin team struggled to push its new car – the MR01 – through the FIA’s mandatory crash tests. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 12

De Villota admits not Marussia reserve

Maria de Villota has admitted she is not Marussia’s reserve driver for 2012.

Maria de Villota12 - Marussia F1 TeamThe 32-year-old Spaniard made international headlines last week by signing with the former Virgin team. But she has admitted that, should Timo Glock or Charles Pic be unable to race this season, she will not automatically step into the MR01. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 09

New Marussia car ‘good’ so far – Glock

Despite a difficult winter for the Marussia team, Timo Glock is in a positive mood as he travels to Australia for the 2012 season.

2012-03-06 - Marussia F1 Team - MR01 0412 - Marussia F1 TeamThe former Virgin squad struggled to get its new car through the FIA’s mandatory crash tests, which according to new rules meant the MR01 was grounded throughout the official pre-season period. Indeed, the Russian website F1News quotes technical consultant Pat Symonds as saying the “last two months were the most difficult of my 20 years in formula one”. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 07

Maria De Villota joins Marussia F1 Team

On board

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Spaniard Maria De Villota has become a Marussia F1 Team test driver. Maria has raced in a variety of single-seater and sports car categories, including Spanish F3, the Daytona 24 Hours, the Euroseries 3000 and Superleague Formula Championship. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 07

Marussia’s 2012 car will be on the Melbourne grid next weekend, after the MR01 finally passed a missing FIA crash test

Marussia to race after passing FIA crash test

2012-03-06 - Marussia F1 Team - MR01 062012-03-06 - Marussia F1 Team - MR01 01The former Virgin team’s Cosworth-powered car sat out the entire official pre-season period due to a new regulation in 2012 requiring single seaters to be fully homologated before they can even be tested. The MR01 finally made its track debut on Monday and Tuesday, due to a loophole allowing limited running on demonstration Pirelli tyres for filming purposes even when the mandatory crash tests have not been passed. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 06

HRT completes 2012 grid with Barcelona debut

The 2012 grid is complete, after backmarkers Marussia and HRT finally revealed their new cars on Monday.

2012-03-06 - HRT F1 Team - F112 Narain Kartikeyan - Pedro de la Rosa2012-03-06 - HRT F1 Team - F112 05Former Virgin team Marussia rolled out its MR01 at Silverstone, while HRT’s F1112 was also running on demo Pirelli tyres for a ‘filming day’, at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 05

2012 Marussia debuts with crash test still pending

Marussia’s 2012 car made its track debut on Monday, despite having failed to pass all the mandatory FIA crash tests.

2012-03-05 - Marussia F1 Team - MR01Marussia F1 Team logo_001.jpgBut because the action at Silverstone is the team’s ‘filming and promotional’ pre-season running, rather than an official test, it was allowed by the governing body and rival teams. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 05

A New Car. A New Philosophy.

The MR01

2012-03-05 - Marussia F1 Team - MR01Marussia F1 Team logo_001.jpgThe MR01, the Marussia F1 Team’s contender for the 2012 season, has made its on-track debut. The Anglo-Russian team is running its new car for the first time today at Silverstone in the UK for a promotional event ahead of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne next weekend.

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Feb 28

No testing for Marussia’s 2012 car

Marussia will take its unlaunched 2012 car to Australia for the start of the season without having tested it.

12 - Marussia F1 TeamFlagworld - FIAThe former Virgin team had already delayed the launch of the MR01, and now it emerges that the car is yet to pass one of the FIA’s mandatory crash tests. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 27

2012 Marussia car delay ‘a shame’ – Glock

Timo Glock has described Marussia’s plans for a short 2012 pre-season as “a shame”.

2011-08-28 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Belgium - Timo Glock  2 2011-07-30 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Hungary - Jerome DAmbrosio (1)The former Virgin team has admitted its new single seater is facing a delay, with the MR01 to only hit the track at the final Barcelona test in March.

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Jan 25

Marussia delays 2012 car track debut until March

Marussia will sit out the forthcoming first test of the 2012 pre-season.

12 - Marussia F1 Team2011-07-24 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Germany -  Timo Glock 8And it has also emerged that the former Virgin team’s new single seater will not make an appearance until the third and final test of the winter in Barcelona.

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