Virgin achieved their first race finish thanks to Lucas di Grassi – but they might have got both cars home had Timo Glock not crashed out. Nonetheless technical director Nick Wirth was pleased the team had finally seen the chequered flag: We?óÔé¼Ôäóve come in for heavy criticism for our radical low-cost design approach and relative … Continue reading Malaysian GP team-by-team: Virgin
Virgin were the first of the new teams to appear on the track in testing. But they’ve suffered mechanical and aerodynamic gremlins with their VR-01. How will they fare against the other newcomers, and can they trouble any of the established teams in their first season?
Andy Soucek has taken Alvaro Parente’s place as third driver at Virgin. Soucek, who won the Formula Two championship last year, drove for Williams in the young drivers’ test at Jerez at the end of 2009. Parente lost his place as the team’s third driver after planned sponsorship from the Portuguese tourism institute failed to … Continue reading Virgin replace Parente with Soucek
Pictures: Lucas di Grassiin testing today Lucas di Grassi is keen to do as much mileage as possible in the final day of the second F1 test tomorrow after completing just eight laps in the Virgin VR-01 today. Di Grassi told F1 Fanatic: It was a bit frustrating to only do eight laps because the … Continue reading Di Grassi: Too early to judge performance
Virgin Racing have put out a video of their new F1 car’s shakedown test at Silverstone last week. Timo Glock – sporting a new helmet design – was first to drive the car. Team mate Lucas di Grassi also had a go and prepared for his test by taking a Nissan GT-R around Silverstone’s Stowe … Continue reading Virgin VR-01 hits the track (Video)
Virgin Racing have run their VR-01 for the first time at Silverstone. See below for pictures of Timo Glock driving the car around the Stowe circuit. Update: Pictures of Lucas di Grassi’s Friday test in the VR-01 added.
Virgin Racing are the first of the new F1 teams to launch their 2010 car. See below for more pictures and information about the VR-01.