Marussia MR02 Cosworth

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Marussia MR02 Cosworth

Postby Richard » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:33 pm

A quick reminder that the car threads are a haven for exploring the actual features of the actual car.

We have other threads for team & race conversations.


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Thread will be unlocked when the car is launched ... Tuesday 5th February @ "very simple photocall just prior to the day's testing"

http://www.marussiaf1team.com/news/739/
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(Thanks to Gridlock for links)

Pre-launch speculation thread :arrow: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=14482

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Re: Marussia MR02 (pre launch speculation)

Postby Forza » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:20 am

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Re: Marussia MR02 (pre launch speculation)

Postby stefan_ » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:20 am

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Re: Marussia MR02 (pre launch speculation)

Postby pluisje » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:21 am

That is a worrying lack of sponsors...

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Re: Marussia MR02 (pre launch speculation)

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Re: Marussia MR02 Cosworth

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"...and there, very much in flames, is Jacques Laffite's Ligier. That's obviously a turbo blaze, and of course, Laffite will be able to see that conflagration in his mirrors... he is coolly parking the car somewhere safe." Murray Walker, San Marino 1985

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Re: Marussia MR02 Cosworth

Postby timbo » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:35 am

The lack of sponsors is indeed worrying, and also the look. The car looks very unlike any other on the grid and more like an Indycar. Are their drivers very short? Why the cockpit is so forward?

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Re: Marussia MR02 Cosworth

Postby Steven » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:39 am

Timbo, as mentioned in my launch article, the team have retained an almost identical monocoque from 2012, which was designed with a low nose to avoid the stepped nose, similar to what McLaren had. They were proud of it at the time, but now it will be much more of a disadvantage.

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Re: Marussia MR02 Cosworth

Postby FrukostScones » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:43 am

next year all cars will look like this :wtf:
W07 is here. Game Over!

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Re: Marussia MR02 Cosworth

Postby Joie de vivre » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:44 am

I hope you didn't expect too much. Do you really think they'll do complete redesign of 2013 car? They should focus on 2014 and I hope that's exactly what they are doing. At least they should.

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Re: Marussia MR02 Cosworth

Postby stefan_ » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:47 am

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"...and there, very much in flames, is Jacques Laffite's Ligier. That's obviously a turbo blaze, and of course, Laffite will be able to see that conflagration in his mirrors... he is coolly parking the car somewhere safe." Murray Walker, San Marino 1985

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Re: Marussia MR02 Cosworth

Postby CMSMJ1 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:49 am

The livery is not flattering the car but I do like the look of it - old skool swoopy
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Re: Marussia MR02 Cosworth

Postby desl » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:50 am

Joie de vivre wrote:I hope you didn't expect too much. Do you really think they'll do complete redesign of 2013 car? They should focus on 2014 and I hope that's exactly what they are doing. At least they should.

Honestly, i don't think Marussia will able to score points with the MR02 because it's almost the same car as last year.

And without points I guess the team will go bancrupt till the end of 2013. Afaik they already have depts of $50 mil.

Yet, they don't seem to have a clue where to get the turbo enginges for 2014 from...

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Re: Marussia MR02 Cosworth

Postby stefan_ » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:03 am

"...and there, very much in flames, is Jacques Laffite's Ligier. That's obviously a turbo blaze, and of course, Laffite will be able to see that conflagration in his mirrors... he is coolly parking the car somewhere safe." Murray Walker, San Marino 1985

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Re: Marussia MR02 Cosworth

Postby Huntresa » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:13 am

timbo wrote:The lack of sponsors is indeed worrying, and also the look. The car looks very unlike any other on the grid and more like an Indycar. Are their drivers very short? Why the cockpit is so forward?


I guess the contract with AON isnt written yet but just wait :D




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