After tackling the first group test of the off-season with the 2010-spec car, the Russian team showed the world the car with which the team hopes to build on the performances of last season. The car designation itself shows that the team is now under a new management, with M standing for Marussia.
As compared to its predecessor, as well as many of the current F1 challengers unveiled last week, the new MVR-02 presents a lower nose design, while also featuring a tighter rear section.
Just as it happened with last year's VR-01 contender, the MVR-02 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.
Racing the MVR-02 challenger at Jerez will be last year's driver Timo Glock, who will share duties with his new teammate Jerome D'Ambrosio.