Marussia MR01

Timo Glock Marussia MR01 in the Grand Prix of Malaysia 2012

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The Marussia MR01 was the third Formula 1 race car driving license with Russian Marussia F1 Team and the first with the chassis name Marussia. It was introduced on March 5, 2012 in Silverstone and used in the 2012 Formula 1 season; Engine supplier Cosworth was.

Development and Technology

Like its predecessor, the Virgin MVR -02, the Marussia MR01 was developed under the direction of Pat Symonds, technical consultant at Marussia. The Marussia MR01 is powered by a V8 Cosworth CA2012 engine with 2400 cm3 displacement. The previous engine was CA2011 with a power density of more than 300 bhp, the equivalent of about 537 kW ( 730 hp ), stated at 18,000 min -1. Frosted he is like all the other seasonal vehicles with Pirelli tires. He was in the 2012 Formula 1 season in addition to the HRT F112 is the only vehicle that was launched without a Kinetic Energy Recovery System ( KERS ). The fuel and lubricants supplied BP Castrol.

The vehicle should be presented on March 1, 2012 in Barcelona. Since, however, had passed MR01 at this time only 17 of the 18 required crash tests, the vehicle was first presented on March 5, 2012 in Silverstone. At this time the official tests of the Formula 1 season had already been completed. Therefore, the car could be moved only within the framework of two PR - days of shooting.

Paint and sponsorship

The Marussia MR01 is mostly painted red and black. In addition, there are small white and blue stripes. On the engine cover advertises the namesake Marussia Motors. In addition, CSC, QNET and Virgin advertise.


The cockpits in the 2012 season occupied the German Timo Glock and Frenchman Charles Pic, who made his debut with this vehicle in the Formula 1.