Marussia to Miss Final Pre-Season Test After 2012 Car Fails Final Crash Test


Timo Glock (pictured) and Charles Pic took last season's car around Barcelona last week, but will have to wait until they get to Melbourne to try the 2012 model - Photo Credit: Marussia F1 Team
Timo Glock (pictured) and Charles Pic took last season's car around Barcelona last week, but will have to wait until they get to Melbourne to try the 2012 model - Photo Credit: Marussia F1 Team

 

Marussia have confirmed that they will miss the final pre-season test this week after their 2012 car – the MR01 – failed its final FIA crash test.

The team formerly known as Virgin Racing were due to attend the test in Barcelona, which starts on Thursday, but drivers Timo Glock and Charles Pic will now have to wait until the opening race in Australia before they can drive a lap in the new car.

The MR01 passed 17 out of the 18 tests the car was required to complete before running commences.

Marussia will now concentrate their efforts on repeating the crash test at the end of this week.