Posted on March 5, 2012

Marussia today belatedly rolled out its 2012 car for the first of two filming days at Silverstone and in the process pointedly drew a line under the design philosophy of the team’s first two years in Formula 1 – describing the new MR01 as a “ground-up re-evaluation of the way the team designs its racing cars”. The team, which is now named after the Russian sportscar company that holds the majority stake, famously pioneered an all-CFD approach with the VR-01 and MVR-02 but after an underwhelming start to last year parted company with technical director Nick Wirth and set about More…

Posted on January 31, 2011

Today was a busy day of launches in Valencia, with three teams pulling the wraps off their cars. Lotus was the first, launching the car via an online web magazine called Lotus Pages. Mid morning it was the turn of the now heavily Mexican influenced Sauber team and soon after that of Renault, with a car the team themselves are describing as super aggressive. Tomorrow Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Williams and Mercedes will launch, taking the total of new cars in circulation up to eight. We will then see McLaren on Friday, Virgin next Monday and Force India at the More…

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