Marussia MR02 Cosworth

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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?

The cockpit isn't especially far forward, its an optical illusion caused by the very long rear. This has ended up being very large because the Cosworth Motor is much bigger than the Merc, Ferrari and Renault lumps and this year a 2 year old Williams KERS has been strapped onto it too. It looks like the old "limousine" from 2010 that they introduced mid season because of the fuel capacity issues!
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Coefficient wrote:
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?

The cockpit isn't especially far forward, its an optical illusion caused by the very long rear. This has ended up being very large because the Cosworth Motor is much bigger than the Merc, Ferrari and Renault lumps and this year a 2 year old Williams KERS has been strapped onto it too. It looks like the old "limousine" from 2010 that they introduced mid season because of the fuel capacity issues!
Yeah, that's what I imagined on the second thought too, and yeah, the car is a limo!

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This teams livery just gets worse and worse I mean remember the Virgin from 2010.

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It looks like the blu-tac'd a strake under the exhaust lol.

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I actually like it. It looks clean.
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Coefficient wrote:
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?

The cockpit isn't especially far forward, its an optical illusion caused by the very long rear. This has ended up being very large because the Cosworth Motor is much bigger than the Merc, Ferrari and Renault lumps and this year a 2 year old Williams KERS has been strapped onto it too. It looks like the old "limousine" from 2010 that they introduced mid season because of the fuel capacity issues!
the motor is about 8mm longer than a Renault..... Sheesh hold the phone

bear in mind the engines are still homologated and merc et al won't have been able to design a new engine block each year

so they are all 'old' engines in this regard

I like the car it looks like their best effort to date and

I also remember another car that was slated for its looks when it came out and proceeded to wipe the floor with everyone else, Brawn anyone?

lets wait and see ,this sport is anything but static

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Reminds me of an old Benetton B194.

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A few things to note.

A- Just my opinion, but I think this car looks very nice. Extremely simple, but very nice flow.

B- It has the same in-out-in line on the undercut beneath the exhaust exit that the Merc has that is perplexing everyone.

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Reminds me of the 412T with the engine cover.
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hmmmm....
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N12ck wrote:hmmmm....
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Wow 2 cars that have the same nose, so what?

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just find it interesting how similar they are thats all
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So far I think this is the prettiest of all the 2013 chassis.
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scuderiafan wrote:So far I think this is the prettiest of all the 2013 chassis.
blame this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mere-exposure_effect :mrgreen:
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