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#1 just me again

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 06:12

Hi

 

No thread yet on the Marrusia Car!

 

Autosport has in the news that the debut is delayed. Hopefully they will still make it to Jerez.

 

http://www.autosport...t.php/id/112307

 

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#2 just me again

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 06:20

http://www.racecar-e...-first-f1-test/

 

Racecar-engineering calls it "Supply chain issues". If true it does sound like possible money issues

 

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#3 Wingcommander

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 09:10

https://mobile.twitt...091173509791744

The car is on its way

#4 Petroltorque

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 09:13

Should be there by Wednesday. I note that Caterham have also hit trouble with their chassis.

#5 lambylamby

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:03

To quash money issues and not turning a wheel in anger, why send freight over there with a track team waiting in Jerez? They'll be there and the car will be a goodun.

#6 lambylamby

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:06

Out of all the teams marussia are the ones I'm always excited about each release year. they seem to keep mum the best as no one is interested, I love an underdog! If they andcaterh disappeared next season the f1 grid would be poorer for it.

#7 lambylamby

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:07

Does anyone know any rumors for the rhinoplasty that marussia will have?

#8 lambylamby

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:07

Does anyone know any rumors for the rhinoplasty that marussia will have?

#9 Myrvold

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 15:22

Holy titnuggets, lot's of postings from the same users in a short space of time.
 

EDIT: You guys know about the edit button, right?


Edited by Myrvold, 28 January 2014 - 15:22.


#10 dau

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 15:24

I'm a bit concerned after that Caterblock launch. Marussia have even less resources.


Edited by dau, 28 January 2014 - 15:25.


#11 Petroltorque

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 20:51

I think Marussia will concentrate on mechanical layout and opt for a simple ant eater nose design. In so doing their car will be optimised for tracks like Montreal, Monte Carlo and Singapore where mechanical grip and reliability is a premium. Throwing everything on aero won't benefit them since they don't have the budget. I'd have to say that Marussia will beat Caterham again as their pull rod front suspension layout badly compromises them.

#12 DinocoBlue

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 22:23

I see that their trucks were in the paddock today...  all white rather than the red and black of previous years. A shift in livery or just saving a few bob on painting the lorries?



#13 Rob G

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 06:42

I see that their trucks were in the paddock today...  all white rather than the red and black of previous years. A shift in livery or just saving a few bob on painting the lorries?

Well, with the Force Indias being primarily black now, we could really use a couple white cars on the grid. Some blue and red trim would be nice.

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 08:12

I see that their trucks were in the paddock today...  all white rather than the red and black of previous years. A shift in livery or just saving a few bob on painting the lorries?

The trucks always have been white, i have never seen a red/black Marussia truck, or dit i mist something? Also when it was Virgin racing, the trucks were white. 



#15 Jackmancer

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:02

Marussia on its way :) tweeted by a person from Barcelona. Not sure if they'll make it in time for today, doubt it.

 

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#16 Wingcommander

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 13:19

Marussia twitter:

 

Marussia F1 Team ‏@Marussia_F1Team

The truck and car are making great progress - should be here mid to late afternoon. So a busy night ahead to prepare ourselves for its debut

 

So..tomorrow we should see it.



#17 PayasYouRace

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 13:22

Keep on trucking Marussia!



#18 pedrorito

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 15:20

@Marussia_F1Team 

MR03, it's good to see you!



#19 Fastcake

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 15:58

I think everyone is interested to see if Marussia have somehow managed to come up with a good looking nose :D



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#20 Zava

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 16:33

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looks fast.



#21 FullThrottleF1

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 16:37

Will they unveil it today?

#22 scheivlak

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 16:38

It's promising that they take measures to prevent that somebody steals their ideas overnight  :D



#23 Petroltorque

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 16:52

I doubt we will see any radical nose solution. If you look at the smaller teams they have all opted for the simple keel design and I expect Marussia to go the same way. The last thing they need is unpredictable results from the front end while trying to sort the power train. Bigger budget teams can opt for the shovel nose, Ferrari and AMG Mercedes. I am highly sceptical about Caterham's solution as they have yet to gain any meaningful running.

#24 Fastcake

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 16:56

I know you were joking, but a car five seconds off the pace isn't going to be a five second slower version of the frontrunner. I bet Newey would of loved to dissect the HRT, just to see if there was any promising concepts he could work on.



#25 Otaku

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 20:40

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looks fast.

 

 

That car has no nose... that's a good start :D



#26 jondon

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 00:46

That car has no nose... that's a good start :D

How does it smell?



#27 Jyllenberg

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 10:55

So, are they going to show anything but a car under hood without a nose.



#28 froggy22

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 11:17

BfKzgc0IMAE2EaW.jpgMarussia tweeted this yesterday. Looks like a new livery with more white?



#29 PayasYouRace

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 11:18

Orange and white?



#30 dau

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 11:23

Orange and white?

I think that's just the flash.



#31 alfa1

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 14:01

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#32 RedBaron

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 14:05

Neat livery



#33 Petroltorque

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 14:12

As I predicted they chose a simple keel nose solution. KISS principle. Sort out the pwer train gremlins and do your 'damage' in the first fly away races.



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 14:13

Alarmingly bare on sponsorship....



#35 SpaceHorseParty

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 14:14

The livery resembles Arrows.



#36 Ali_G

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 14:15

Elegant enough front end.  Hard to get much detail around the sidepods due to the usage of black everywhere.



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 14:16

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I like it. Clean design, simple livery, though i'm not sure on the white. Looks about two decades ahead of the Caterham on this pic.


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#38 ZionLH

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 14:17

Alarmingly bare on sponsorship....

They have always had there cars like tha to be honest , anyway nice nose . Chilton needs to up his game this year



#39 dau

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 14:17

They have always had there cars like tha to be honest , anyway nice nose . Chilton needs to up his game this year

In money or driving?



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#40 Jyllenberg

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 14:18

The livery resembles Arrows.

More like Midland IMO.



#41 Donkey

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 14:18

Apart from the bulbous bow it looks quite nice. Neat livery and non-offensive lines.

 

Does look a bit simple though. Will be interesting to see how they do against the lego Caterham.



#42 Molo19

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 14:19

Based on the number of corporate logos, I'm expecting Marussia having ceased operations before 2015. Shame.



#43 oligc94

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 14:19

In money or driving?

 

Either/or I suppose  :p



#44 Option1

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 14:19

One of the nicest interpretations of the penis nose regs, but it also reinforces Adrian Newey's fear that cars will submarine/lever in collisions.

 

Neil



#45 PayasYouRace

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 14:21

Nose reminds me of the Williams. Generally looks neat and tidy, if basic.



#46 wj_gibson

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 14:21

Alarmingly bare on sponsorship....

 

Does Marussia need sponsorship? How much is the Marussia company pumping into ti? If anything?



#47 dau

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 14:21

Pretty small sidepods, especially compared against that Caterbrick:

 

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#48 mclarensmps

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 14:22

The paint job on the nose is very West McLaren Mercedes, which means, for that reason alone, I love it :)



#49 spaceace1977

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 14:24

Marussia - Caterham : 1 - 0



#50 muramasa

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 14:24

Neat looking car. Sleek nose and tight rear. Still less sophisticated than cars of established teams, but at least decent looking car. 

Sadly, I have to say this puts capability of their immediate rival Caterham into serious question, unless they are doing it on purpose (attempt of prioritizing reliaiblity first then bringing competitive package rather soon, which I highly doubt).