Circuito de Jerez, which will host the first of three pre-season tests, will be the background to the launch of Marussia’s 2013 competitor, the MR02.
Their sole confirmed driver, Max Chilton will unveil the car on the morning of February 5th, the same time that Caterham take the cover off their CT-02 with former Marussia pilot Charles Pic.
Timo Glock shockingly announced last week that he was leaving the team ‘by mutual agreement’ and his replacement, while already confirmed, has not been made public. Speculation arose today that GP2 driver Luiz Razia was the team’s second driver but that has not been officially confirmed, with some questioning the idea of running a team with two rookies.
Regardless of his team-mate, Max Chilton will be the first to run the new Marussia, taking control of the MR02 for the first two test days, handing control to his team-mate for the remaining two days.
While you’re waiting for the new Marussia, Ferrari and Force India launch their cars tomorrow (Friday), Sauber on Saturday, Red Bull on Sunday with Toro Rosso and Mercedes launching their cars on Monday. Williams will be the last to launch, skipping the Jerez test and launching at Catalunya in three weeks time.
Photo courtesy of Marussia F1 Team.