2011 Marussia Sports Cars Virgin Racing MVR-02 F1 CarThe Marussia Virgin Racing Formula One team has unveiled One of the latest single seater racers. Now, with support from Russia Marussia automotive engines, Cosworth power the Challenger crew in 2011 is presented in the form of VCR-02, with the hope that more competition next season. The car was delivered to the BBC Television Centre in London on Monday, where the team also took the opportunity to outline its vision for 2011 and beyond following last week’s management restructure.
Russia's Marussia Motors acquired a significant stake in U.K.-based Virgin Racing, set to compete in the 2011 season of Formula 1 is the Marussia Virgin Racing MVR02 F1 car. Entirely designed by using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics), the 2011 Marussia Sports Cars Virgin Racing MVR-02 F1 Car is the first to bear the MVR chassis designation and will get driven by again by Timo Glock (Germany) and Jerome d'Ambrosio (Belgium), who makes his debut in Formula 1.and following the debut of Ferrari, Lotus, Renault, Sauber, Mercedes, Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Williams and McLaren, Force India and example only HRT.
2011 Marussia Sports Cars Virgin Racing MVR-02 F1 CarThe team will compete under the Russian flag in the 2011 Formula 1. In accordance with a contract between Marussia Motors and Virgin Racing, the new racing car retains the team colors of red, black and white used last season. First tests of 2011 Marussia Sports Cars Virgin Racing MVR-02 F1 Car will be held in Spain's Jerez on February 9. Russia's Nikolai Fomenko, who was named Marussia Virgin Racing's engineering director last week, said the team's budget for this year is secret. "Our moto is to achieve more for less money," said Fomenko, who was introduced at the presentation as the face of the Russian version of popular British TV show, Top Gear.
2011 Marussia Sports Cars Virgin Racing MVR-02 F1 CarJust as it happened with last year's VR-01 contender, the 2011 Marussia Sports Cars Virgin Racing MVR-02 F1 Car was built using an unique all-computational fluid dynamics (CFD) approach. The first time the car will get to show its worth on track will be during the upcoming test in Jerez, scheduled for February 10-13. Before the launch of its 2011 spec racer, Marussia Virgin Racing has announced a major management reshuffle of its F1 operations, with certain members of the Marussia Motors company being handed executive and technical roles within the team.
The Cosworth powered Marussia Virgin Racing MVR02 2011 F1 car features a designed influenced by latest regulations, although the nose is not positioned as high as on competitor cars.
2011 Marussia Sports Cars Virgin Racing MVR-02 F1 CarAs the team embarks on its second season of Formula One competition, Marussia Virgin Racing Team Principal John Booth, commented:“We had a tough but incredibly rewarding baptism into Formula One last season and I am extremely proud that we proved ourselves to be more than equal to the challenge. We are also very proud to be competing as Marussia Virgin Racing in 2011 and we look forward to rewarding the faith that Marussia demonstrated in the team when it made such a significant investment at the end of last year.
2011 Marussia Sports Cars Virgin Racing MVR-02 F1 Car“2011 is all about moving forward and starting to achieve solid results. We have a very exciting driver line-up in Timo Glock and Jérôme d'Ambrosio. Timo did an exceptional job in difficult circumstances last season and contributed a great deal to the car’s development and that of our racing team. We will certainly benefit from the continuity that Timo brings. He has been working very hard over the winter and is in top physical and mental shape for our second season together. We are also delighted to welcome Jerome in his debut season of Formula One competition. He did an excellent job during his evaluation period towards the end of last season and he demonstrated in testing last week that he clearly has the bit between his teeth. He is a very exciting young talent and we are enjoying seeing his clear potential unfold with each outing in the car.”
“The 2011 Marussia Sports Cars Virgin Racing MVR-02 F1 Car is a clear step forward in every area and a credit to all the hard work that has gone into our car development programme over the past 12 months. We are delighted to be working with our engine supplier Cosworth for a second season of collaboration. Despite the freeze on engine development they have been working hard on reliability and performance optimisation over the winter and we fully expect a continuation of the success they enjoyed in their return to the sport in 2010. The sport has the added challenge of a new tyre supplier in Pirelli but we have made good progress with tailoring our mechanical package to suit the new Pzero tyres in the group tests in Abu Dhabi at the end of 2010 and in Valencia last week."
Commenting on behalf of Marussia, Nikolay Fomenko, President of Marussia Motors and Marussia Virgin Racing’s new Engineering Director, commented: “Last season the Marussia brand featured on the VR-01; this year we are extremely proud that Marussia is not only integrated into the livery but also the name of the car and the team. I’m particularly pleased that we will be operating under a Russian license in 2011, which means that we can look forward to seeing our national flag being raised on the occasion of our first podium finish! In 2011 our objective is to finish every race and regularly compete in Q2. We need to continually make small but significant steps this season to move us up the field. I am excited about the potential in the future to benefit from exchanging ideas on technology between the F1 team and the road car programme.”