The Marussia Virgin Racing Formula One team has unveiled its 2011 season challenger – the MVR-02 – at the BBC’s Television Centre in London, where the team also took the opportunity to outline its vision for 2011 and beyond following last week’s management restructure.
The MVR-02, the team’s second car to be designed entirely using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics), will contend the 20 Grands Prix on the 2011 Formula One World Championship calendar, with the team’s new driver line-up, Germany’s Timo Glock and Belgium’s Jérôme d’Ambrosio, who makes his Formula One debut with the team this season.
The car is the first to bear the MVR chassis designation, following Russian performance car manufacturer Marussia’s acquisition of a significant stake in the team at the end of last season.
Marussia Virgin Racing bucked the trend of a trackside roll-out and instead opted to reveal the MVR-02 during a recorded television production – ‘An Audience with Marussia Virgin Racing’ – which took place in front of a packed audience of Media and Team Partners at the famous television studios. True to the team’s commitment to its burgeoning fan base, Marussia Virgin Racing also welcomed a large contingent of its social media followers to the event and they were at the heart of the action as the wraps came off the new car in Studio 1. The television production will be broadcast later today via the team’s website www.marussiavirginracing.com, with programming schedules available via @marussiavirgin on Twitter.