Manor Marussia MR03B Ferrari

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Manor Marussia MR03B Ferrari

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Stevens fitting his seat:
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The fact that this topic isn't pinned is causing people to see the Marusia 03 car thread and post there about this car. Could some mod actually pin this one, or at least a speculation thread?

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Done. Although I'm not quite sure if we should use this thread for what is essentially an updated version of last year's car. I'll have to check with the other mods. In the meanwhile do post here.
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OK guys... technically this car is a MR03-B....Or wait... MR03.5 ??

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Metal front bulkhead?... must be for quick adaptation of the chassis.. So already a compromise on weight.

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Mehri has just announced he will be driving this Sunday!


Roberto Merhi ‏@robertomerhi 42 sHace 42 segundos
Tengo una malísima noticia para mis seguidores, amigos y familiares. Este fin de semana os va a tocar madrugar. #TeamMerhi

I've got very bad news for my supporters, friends and family. This weekend you'll have to wake up early.

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I will like to thank @ManorF1Team for the opportunity and I hope to pay back the hard work of the team with a solid weekend! #TeamMerhi

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Metal bulkhead is from last year.

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I'm not sure we've seen anything new yet, but good to see the car going back together =D>

I like the red and white too, showing Mclaren where they should have gone...

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What is it?

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Its the lower side impact structure.
You wont see them later in the week as the front of the floor covers them.
The leading edge of the floor is thicker to accommodate these structures.

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Those are the side impact crash structures.

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turbof1: Also for the record, I'm against running a 2014 car among 2015 cars, which is outright dangerous. I however cannot blame Marussia for that since this was presented to them.
If they went through with new crash tests then it is not the 2014 car, just the 2014 chassis, most likely with a 2015 nose. They are not in the position to blow that much money on tests which were successfully completed a year before.
What I fail to see is how much more dangerous this car is vs. the rest of the field? The bulk head was dropped, but the major changes were to the nose (tested to 2015 specs) and the floor (they are allowed to use skids, these are not mandatory). I can't find the danger...
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CBeck113 wrote:If they went through with new crash tests then it is not the 2014 car, just the 2014 chassis, most likely with a 2015 nose. ...
I think everyone in the thread is saying the same thing:
  • 2014 unmodified - Fails to meet 2015 safety standards. It was inferred in rumours last year that this might be allowed for the teams in trouble. This route was excluded by the SWG vote in January.
  • 2014 car with nose modification for 2015 - OK to use in 2015. This is what Manor have done.
The key thing for Manor is that the bodywork rules are largely unchanged, hence they can run last year's bodywork (except the nose). I guess they've included some easy to implement aero updates (ie cheap) from the wind tunnel model in Andy's possession. The fact they've not tried to get that model back shows that they aren't interested in developing the car beyond where they'd got to last Nov/Dec. It also infers they won't be doing any mid-season wind tunnel testing this year.

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Holm86 wrote:
Those are the side impact crash structures.
Are the so low? I thought that the crash structure was above the radiator?