Series: 2012 F1 World Championship
Engine Type: Cosworth CA2012 90° V8
Redline: 18,000 Limited
Transmission: Xtrac 7-speed
File size: 68.5MB
Current version: 1.0 – Mar 17, 2013
Driven by veteran Timo Glock and newcomer Charles Pic in 2012, the MR01 helped the team move ahead of HRT and challenge Caterham for 10th-place in the Constructors Championship, eventually losing out in the final race.
The first car designed by the team itself after previous seasons using a computer aided design process, the car proved to be reliable, and this gave great benefit when taking the fight to the Caterham-Renault team. Using the lower-powered Cosworth 90° V8 customer engine, the team also went without a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) for the whole season, and this led some pundits to believe Marussia had the better chassis overall.
The car finished in 12th-place in both Singapore and Brazil, and between both drivers only failed to finish six races. The team took 11th-place in the Constructors Championship.