“This week will be critical for Rio’s hopes of entering F1”
Rio Haryanto’s hopes of joining the 2016 F1 grid with Manor could be realised this week – provided he has found the backing to guarantee one of the last two seats on offer…
Virgin Racing drivers Jaime Alguersuari finished in 14th and 20th place respectively at Moscow ePrix
Racing in the heart of Moscow and surrounded by the impressive backdrop of the Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral and Red Square, the first ever FIA Formula E race in Moscow was inevitably going to be action-packed.
Virgin Racing drivers Sam Bird and Jaime Alguersuari prepare for first ever electric-race in the Russian capital
Virgin Racing drivers Sam Bird and Jaime Alguersuari have arrived in Moscow for the ninth race of the FIA Formula E series confident of putting the British team into a strong position ahead of the season finale in Battersea Park on June 27th and 28th.
Senna leads the way in second practice
Mahindra’s Bruno Senna went quickest in the dying stages of the second Monaco ePrix practice session to edge out Virgin Racing’s Jaime Alguersuari. Sebastien Buemi (e.dams-Renault) will start from pole position for this afternoon’s Monaco ePrix ahead of Audi Sport ABT’s Lucas di Grassi and Dragon Racing’s Jerome D’Ambrosio.
Virgin Racing Partners with Arrow Electronics
Virgin Racing drivers Sam Bird and Jaime Alguersuari have arrived in Monaco prepared to electrify the famous street circuit. Virgin Racing Formula E Team and Arrow Electronics, Inc., the global provider of electronics solutions, today announced a partnership that will see the team benefit from Arrow’s expertise in automobile-related electronic componentry.
Razia will have two days at the wheel of the STR7 on Tuesday and Thursday and Johnny Cecotto will drive on the Wednesday
The team currently known as Virgin has moved to allay the fears of sponsors who worry Sir Richard Branson is pulling out of formula one.
Next year, the team will revert to the chassis name of its Russian supercar partner Marussia, after two seasons as Virgin Racing and regular circuit appearances by the famous brand’s figurehead Branson.
He admitted that the first step for Pic is a seat in November’s young driver test in Abu Dhabi.
French GP2 driver Charles Pic’s manager has confirmed talks about securing a place in formula one next year for the 21-year-old. Pic, fourth in this year’s GP2 championship, has been linked recently with a Toro Rosso test in Abu Dhabi next month, and possibly a race seat with Virgin in 2012.