Bahrain

Last Race: 06th Apr Bahrain

Bahrain GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Sergio Perez

Marussia delay 2012 car's debut

Sunday 22nd January 2012

Share:

Marussia delay 2012 car's debut

Marussia delay 2012 car's debut

Marussia won't be taking their 2012 challenger to the opening test in Jerez, citing the need to first put some miles under Charles Pic's belt.

Marussia will - not for the first time - be starting the campaign with a new driver having signed former GP2 racer Pic as Timo Glock's latest team-mate.

And, according to technical consultant Pat Symonds, the team will delay the debut of their 2012 car in favour of first getting Pic familiar with F1.

"We are aiming for the second," Symonds told Autosport.

"We are going to be at the first test anyway because I think it's important for Charles to get some miles under his belt and it shakes some of the cobwebs off of the team."

As for the new car, Symonds revealed that have carried little over from their previous contender and have not taking a radical route.

"You always carry over something, but I think we have probably carried over less than normal," he said.

"The whole of the suspension design is different, even the pedal assemblies are different. There is probably a smaller amount of carry over on this car than almost any car I have worked on."

He added: "I don't think it is the time for us to be innovative.

"When you are that far off the front it's the time to really just do your job properly and to make sure that what you are doing you are doing well.

"So no real innovation, it's much more about looking at each area and trying to improve each one."

Friday's Gallery From Shanghai

Editor's Picks

The 2014 Results Centre

The 2014 Results Centre

It is advantage Mercedes in the 2014 title races with three pole positions, three wins and a massive lead in the standings...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

Sign up for the PF1 Fantasy League and win big with £20,000 to be won in cash and GP holidays...

The PF1 Forum In The Mix

The PF1 Forum In The Mix

After putting another driver into a dangerous roll there are calls to ban Pastor Maldonado. Right or wrong? Let's chat...

From F1 Exhaust To Lamp

From F1 Exhaust To Lamp

Taken from a nostalgic past, Memento Exclusives have transformed Honda exhausts into space-age table lamps...