Marussia F1 team have confirmed that they will not take part in next weeks test after their Chassis failed the FIA Crash Test.
The team who had run the 2011 car for the first two tests held the FIA crash test today (Monday) and have announced that they failed to pass the test.
“The Marussia F1 Team is disappointed to confirm that the planned first test of its 2012 race car – the MR01 – has been delayed as a consequence of not passing the final FIA crash test.” Marussia said in a statement.
“All cars are required to pass 18 FIA-observed tests for homologation to be granted. Despite the fact that the MR01 has passed all 17 of the preceding tests, the regulations require the car to have completed all of the tests before running commences.”
“The team will now not take part in the final pre-season test in Barcelona later this week (1-4 March) and will instead focus its efforts on repeating the crash test at the end of the week.”
Testing continues on Thursday.