British rookie Max Chilton was at the bottom of the time sheets after his day was cut short by a rear suspension failure hours after the new Marussia had been presented to the world.
“Something gave way,” he said.
Brazilian Luiz Razia will race for Marussia this season alongside Chilton, the team announced yesterday.
The 23-year-old was runner-up in the GP2 championship last year.
“The past two seasons in GP2 have been all about proving that I have what it takes and that I’m ready,” he said in a statement. “This coming season will be all about rewarding the faith the team have shown in me.”