Virgin Racing present new MVR-02
Marussia Virgin Racing have today unveiled their 2011 Formula One car, named MVR-02. The team uncovered the new car in the BBC television centre, in presence of its renewed management team and its two drivers, Timo Glock and rookie Jerôme D'Ambrosio.
As with the VR-01, the aerodynamics of the MVR-02 have been designed entirely using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) now using the most powerful supercomputer allowed by current agreements.
As already announced, the driver line-up for the 20 Grands Prix on the 2011 Formula One World Championship calend consists of Germany’s Timo Glock and Belgium’s Jérôme d'Ambrosio, who makes his Formula One debut with the team this season.
The car is the first to bear the MVR chassis designation, following Russian performance car manufacturer Marussia’s acquisition of a significant stake in the team at the end of last season.
Marussia Virgin Racing bucked the trend of a trackside roll-out and instead opted to reveal the MVR-02 during a recorded television production - ‘An Audience with Marussia Virgin Racing’ – which took place in front of a packed audience of Media and Team Partners at the famous television studios. True to the team’s commitment to its burgeoning fan base, Marussia Virgin Racing also welcomed a large contingent of its social media followers to the event and they were at the heart of the action as the wraps came off the new car in Studio 1.