Era stata preannunciata con il 3D del volante, poi annunciata ufficialmente qualche mese fa, oggi è disponibile per tutti gli utenti di rFactor 2. Va detto subito che si tratta della vettura 2012 della scuderia Russa. La vettura è inserita nella sezione “Formula ISI 2012“.
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.