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Marussia set for Tuesday launch

Marussia are to unveil their new car in Jerez on Tuesday.

The Banbury-based marque are to take part in the first test ahead of the new Formula One season and will take the wraps off the MR02 in the Jerez pit lane.

British rookie Max Chilton will be behind the wheel for his first run as a fully-fledged F1 driver.

Marussia have yet to announce their second driver after releasing Timo Glock for financial reasons earlier this month.

Speculation has Luiz Razia as the favourite to replace Glock, who spent three seasons with the team.

The 23-year-old Brazilian finished second in last year's GP2 series behind Davide Valsecchi, and two places ahead of Chilton.

It is understood Razia is backed by Brazilian sponsors, and it is likely Marussia will make an announcement on their second driver early next week.