Marusia plans to run its F1 car at the second pre-season test at Barcelona

Article by Christian A., on January 24, 2012

The 2012 car that Marussia plans to run at the second pre-season test at Barcelona is an all-new design from the chassis last year, according to technical consultant Pat Symonds. After Symonds took over this outfit’s technical direction after the departure of Nick Wirth, the team has made the most of a tie-up with McLaren to build a high-performance car.

When interviewed by Autosport, Symonds said that the old car will be used during the first test in Jerez so that rookie Charles Pic could get some mileage before the 2012 challenger at Barcelona is unveiled. Symonds said that second test is what they’re aiming for but the car will be at the first so that Pic could rack up some miles and so that the team could get used to the set-up and be on the alert.

When discussing the car’s design evolution, Symonds said that very little was carried over from the Virgin Racing car that joined the race in the previous season. He said that the entire suspension design and the pedal assemblies are different. But Symonds is firm in saying that the design team isn’t being drastic. [source: Autosport]

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