Murussia Gives a Sneak

by on Mar.21, 2012, under Formula1, Fun

Lucky are those who have witnessed the unveiling of Murussia Formula 1 for this 2012 season. The event was held at the Silverstone when the Costworth-powered racer was seen by media and car racers fans during a promotional event. The crowd there also witnessed driver Timo Glock drove the car and showed off its paces.
For those who have missed the event, Murussia team posted images of the car on their twitter account to give fans the chance to take a look at the formula 1 car. The move was a patch-up effort for Murussia’s MR01 failure in FIA crash test a week ago. The team also pulled out their scheduled F1 testing in Barcelona to avoid fans and critics speculations.
However everything seem to be running smooth with the former Virgin team when the car only failed one out of 18 tests– rear impact test and the team is determined to pass it so that the team car join the opening grand prix in Australia and hope to be in this new season for 2012 this coming March 18.
Pat Symonds, the team technical consultant confirmed that the test in question has been cleared during an unobserved crash test. The added that the car just has been performing inconsistently during an observed test but all of these has been given prompt attention.
He again asserts that the failure is marginal and the whole team is not ignoring it and they’ve been working to erase that marginal inconsistency. In fact he said that they’ve been delivering the best solution to keep up the car’s paces.
Murussia is scheduled to do a filming day running on a maximum 100km alongside with another Spanish outfit HRT. Both teams has not done any serious testing but it’s in the rule that any team can be allowed to do filming day but with restriction of using demonstration tires and can only do the filming day on Monday or Tuesday only.
The Murussia is happy with a 17 passed tests and although they’re still skeptical on what will happen in Australia when they will be racing without pre-running their new car. It is a struggle that the team has been working on. They are focusing on repeating and passing the crash test and have cancelled their participation in the final pre-season test.
Murussia is founded in 2007 as a Russian supercar marquee and first entered in 2009 Formula 1 as the other half of Virgin Racing. In 2011 F1 season, the team was renamed as Murussia Virgin Racing and has long-term technical partnership with Mclaren. It has a 14th place record best finish in 2011 F1 season.

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