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Marussia focusing on aero over KERS - Glock

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The Marussia was not ready in time for pre-season testing © Marussia
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Timo Glock says Marussia will focus on getting fundamental aspects of its new car right before worrying about KERS.

The new car completed no pre-season testing after struggling to pass mandatory crash tests and Glock has only driven it at filming days last week. Marussia's main rivals over the last two years, Caterham, will use Red Bull KERS units in 2012 and look to have made a step forward after a full testing campaign, but Glock admits his team is not at that stage yet.

"On the subject of KERS, it is of course a disadvantage not to have it," Glock told the SID news agency. "But we have said that our focus is right to first get rid of the four seconds of aerodynamic deficit, before we worry about the money and the manpower we need for five tenths with the KERS.

"We have to get the foundation right first."