Marussia MR02 Cosworth

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Re: Marussia MR02 Cosworth

Post by Coefficient » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:00 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?

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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Re: Marussia MR02 Cosworth

Post by timbo » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:07 am

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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Re: Marussia MR02 Cosworth

Post by motorloon1993 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:34 am

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

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Re: Marussia MR02 Cosworth

Post by stefan_ » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:02 am

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Re: Marussia MR02 Cosworth

Post by GrizzleBoy » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:04 am

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

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Re: Marussia MR02 Cosworth

Post by dren » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:12 pm

I actually like it. It looks clean.
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Re: Marussia MR02 Cosworth

Post by 350matt » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:36 pm

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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Re: Marussia MR02 Cosworth

Post by Petroltorque » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:11 pm

Reminds me of an old Benetton B194.

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Re: Marussia MR02 Cosworth

Post by GrizzleBoy » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:19 pm

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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Re: Marussia MR02 Cosworth

Post by Nando » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:28 pm

Reminds me of the 412T with the engine cover.
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Re: Marussia MR02 Cosworth

Post by N12ck » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:22 pm

hmmmm....
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Re: Marussia MR02 Cosworth

Post by Huntresa » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:46 pm

N12ck wrote:hmmmm....
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Wow 2 cars that have the same nose, so what?

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Re: Marussia MR02 Cosworth

Post by N12ck » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:51 pm

just find it interesting how similar they are thats all
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Re: Marussia MR02 Cosworth

Post by scuderiafan » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:16 pm

So far I think this is the prettiest of all the 2013 chassis.
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Re: Marussia MR02 Cosworth

Post by FrukostScones » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:32 pm

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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