Marussia confirm participation in Jerez test

The Marussia F1 Team has confirmed that they will run their new 2014 car at the first winter test in Jerez.World © Octane Photographic Ltd.

The Banbury-based outfit is the latest team to announce their participation in the four-day test, which starts on January 28th.

“Yes, for those of you asking if we’ll be in Jerez next week…we will indeed,” the team posted on Twitter. “Can’t wait to see the new #MR03 out on track!

“Planning to get straight down to the business of testing & looking forward to running all the new elements. Early days of course but at this stage we’d like to thank @InsideFerrari for all their support with our new powertrain #GreatPartners”

The MR03 will be the first car from the team to be powered by Ferrari engines. Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton have both been retained by the team for a second season.

Lotus are the only outfit to announce that they will not take part in the opening test, instead choosing to spend more time developing the E22 at the factory before it debuts on track in Bahrain.

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