Marussia confirms they will test new car at Jerez

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Marussia have confirmed that they will be present and testing their new car, the MR03, at next week’s pre-season test in Spain.

The team will also unveil their new Ferrari-powered MR03 at Jerez, with Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton expected to be on duty during the four days, starting 28 January.

The news means that Lotus, and possibly McLaren, will not be present at Jerez, although the Woking outfit is more than likely to be present since passing the mandatory FIA crash tests and firing up the MP4-29 yesterday.

Launch dates and first testing session for teams ahead of the new season:

Team Car Car Unveiling Launch Venue First Test
McLaren MP4-29 24 January Online TBC
Ferrari TBC 25 January Online Jerez
Sauber C33 26 January Online Jerez
Toro Rosso STR9 27 January Jerez pitlane Jerez
Mercedes W05 28 January Jerez pitlane Jerez
Caterham CT04 28 January Jerez pitlane Jerez
Red Bull RB10 28 January Jerez pitlane Jerez
Williams FW33 TBC TBC Jerez
Force India VJM07 22 January Twitter Jerez
Lotus E22 TBC TBC Bahrain
Marussia MR03 28 January Jerez pitlane Jerez

Provisional test dates:

Venue Provisional dates
Jerez, Spain 28-31 January
Sakhir, Bahrain 19-22 February
Sakhir, Bahrain 27 February – 2 March


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