F1 » Marussia still to pass crash test

Technical consultant Pat Symonds confirms that new MR01 is still not race legal despite Silverstone debut.

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rbr46 - Unregistered

March 05, 2012 1:45 PM

Well I said the other day that they probably passed all chassis related tests, this story 100% confirms its the rear impact structure that is failing, otherwise they would'nt have built the chassis if it still needs to pass tests.


March 05, 2012 2:32 PM
Last Edited 1435 days ago

"The component in question has passed an 'unobserved' test, but is performing inconsistently in observed tests,", brilliant PR response from Pat Symonds, probably reminded him of Fisichella, excellent when no one's looking!


March 05, 2012 3:07 PM
Last Edited 1435 days ago

taz. yes! (even hrt have said they will have a stepped nose, whenever it appears!)

the high bulkhead that has resulted in the styep, was at the request of teams who wanted to avoid modifying tubs. wouldnt it be so simple to just have the bulkhead in the same position and height, and then dictate that the nose tip could be no higher than a certain height. thus, all cars would have a smooth profile. and as has been seen, the ferrari with the step, has a higher nose tip than last year, with no step! so much for saying the rule was to protect other drivers!!!


March 05, 2012 8:35 PM

Well done and not a bad looking car either as you can see Mclaren influence in it . And to all you people taking the p-ss are probably the same know alls who said this team would not last a season well all the new teams are still here and trying .So i for one take my hat off to them all which i can do because my head is not stuck up my a--s like some here no room for hat there

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