Tag Archive: Virgin Racing

Apr 10

Brazilian racer Lucas Di Grassi becomes newest Laureus Ambassador

“I am delighted to be named a Laureus Ambassador”
Laureus logo Di Grassi, who now drives for Audi in the World Endurance Championship, was named Rookie of the Year in 2013 after finishing third in his first Le Mans 24 Hour race. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Razia and Cecotto at Young Driver Test

Razia will have two days at the wheel of the STR7 on Tuesday and Thursday and Johnny Cecotto will drive on the Wednesday

Gp2 - Monaco - Johnny Cecotto (Barwa Addax Team)GP2 - Luiz Razia wins Valencia Sprint Race (Arden International)At the Young Driver Test to be held in Abu Dhabi in the week following the eighteenth Grand Prix of the season, Scuderia Toro Rosso will run two drivers: Luiz Razia and Johnny Cecotto Junior. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Alguersuari and di Grassi to test for Pirelli

Both drivers will drive Pirelli’s latest test car, a 2010 Renault R30

2011-10-14 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Korea - Jaime Alguersuari2010-11-06 - Virgin Racing - Lucas di Grassi 11Jaime Alguersuari from Spain, together with Brazilian Lucas di Grassi, will be Pirelli’s two test drivers during the 2012 season, as the Italian firm enters its second year of Formula One.

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Nov 13

Branson still involved after Virgin name change

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.

2011-06-12_05072011-06-12_0500Next 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.

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Oct 27

Pic in F1 talks for 2012 confirms manager Panis

He admitted that the first step for Pic is a seat in November’s young driver test in Abu Dhabi.

GP2 - Nurburgring - Barwa Addax Team - Charles PicGP2 - Barwa Addax Team - Monaco - Charles PicFrench 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.

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Sep 01

D’Ambrosio says Glock ‘reference’ at Virgin

Jerome d’Ambrosio has acknowledged the importance of his teammate Timo Glock to the Virgin team.

2011-08-28 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Belgium - Jerome DAmbrosio  1 2011-08-28 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Belgium - Jerome DAmbrosio  2 German Glock, despite having only 65 grands prix under his belt, made his debut in 2004 and has also raced with the benefit of Toyota’s huge budget until the Japanese marque pulled out of F1 in 2009.

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Aug 25

Rain and shine at typical Spa

Sunshine gave way to rain at Spa-Francorchamps on Thursday, as F1 prepares for a typically unpredictable Belgian grand prix.

Spa-Francorchamps2010-09-03 - Force India F1 Team -  Vitantonio Liuzzi 04In the notoriously fickle Ardennes region, the sport’s figures were surprised as they arrived at the fabled circuit to find a bright and dry paddock. “Good news — really warm and sunny at Spa,” said Virgin Racing on its official Twitter channel.

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Jul 09

Virgin eyes Silverstone base, HRT eyes Sala

F1’s struggling teams Virgin and HRT are making plans for the future.

2011-06-26 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Spain -Timo Glock 052011-06-26 - HRT F1 Team - Spain - Vitantonio Liuzzi 01At Virgin, now working with ousted Renault engineer Pat Symonds and McLaren, there are also plans for a new bespoke factory, and the big rumour is that it could be built at Silverstone. The Daily Mail reports that meetings with Silverstone circuit chiefs are taking place this weekend.

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Mar 21

More money from Branson ‘would be nice’ – Glock

“It’s a pity for Timo Glock, who is a good man who deserves a good team” – Lauda

2011-03-12 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Timo Glock 052011-03-12 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Timo Glock 01Timo Glock has admitted “it would be nice” if Sir Richard Branson ploughed some more money into the team that bares his famous company’s name. F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has been a critic of Virgin Racing following its difficult debut in 2010, denouncing it recently as “a nickel and dime operation”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

Virgin to launch 2011 car after first test

Further details will be provided very soon” – Virgin Racing

USF1Virgin on Friday confirmed reports that its 2011 car will not be in action at the first pre-season test at Valencia. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 11

BBC set to confirm Coulthard as race commentator

Sir Richard Branson might have to pull out of his appearance as an AirAsia stewardess

2010-06-11_09022010-11-14 - Lotus F1 Racing - Sir Richard Branson - Tony Fernandes 1British F1 broadcaster the BBC is poised to announce officially that David Coulthard is moving into the race commentary box for 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 20

Cosworth congratulates Sir Frank Williams

For BBC Sports Personality Honour; celebrates 2010 season with VIP and staff party

2010-12-20 - Sir Frank Williams2010-12-20 - Tim Routsis - Sam MichaelCosworth would like to extend its congratulations to Sir Frank Williams who was presented with the Helen Rollason Award at the BBC’s prestigious Sports Personality of the Year show held at the LG Arena in Birmingham last night. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

Di Grassi wins, Bia shines in Massa’s kart event

Four drivers tie in the standings after an epical battle for the title

International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs - startInternational Challenge of Go-Kart Champs - Lucas Di GrassiLucas di Grassi won, but Indycar ace Bia Figueiredo stole the show by grabbing the second heat at the International Challenge of Go-Kart Champions at Arena Sapiens in Florianopolis, Brazil. Di Grassi failed to finish the Sunday race, but the 25 points he collected with his victory on Saturday were enough to give him the first spot on the aggregate results even tough Felipe Massa, Rubens Barrichello and Bia Figueiredo have scored the same amount. Final positions were defined according to the race 1 order at the checkered flag. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

Di Grassi wins first battle of Massa’s race in Brazil

Barrichello on pole for race 2 this Sunday

International Challenge of Go-Kart ChampsInternational Challenge of Go-Kart Champs - Lucas Di GrassiLucas di Grassi drove a superb race to grab the heat 1 of the International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs on Saturday night at Arena Sapiens in Florianópolis, Brazil. Still searching a seat in Formula 1 after his début for Virgin Racing in 2010, Di Grassi started on second spot and won a fierce battle against Felipe Massa and the polesitter Antonio Pizzonia, respectively second e third at the checkered flag. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 06

Marussia must approve d’Ambrosio for 2011 Virgin seat

Jerome d’Ambrosio is on the verge of securing his formula one race debut.

MarussiaJerome d'AmbrosioThe 24-year-old completed the 2010 season as Virgin’s Friday morning driver in the place of Brazilian rookie Lucas di Grassi. Timo Glock is staying with the British team next year, and the Belgian newspaper La Derniere Heure and La Libre say d’Ambrosio will almost certainly be his teammate. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Image is everything

This has the potential to severely damaging Formula One

Flagworld - F12010-06-13_0389In a modern world where image is everything, businesses are becoming increasingly concerned with how they are presented to the public. Companies can no longer get away with a pig headed arrogant attitude and in an age when people are in constant communication it appears that it is no longer sufficient to simply rely on a logo on the side of a car to advertise a company. This has the potential to severely damaging Formula One where sponsorship money keeps the wheels turning. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Cosworth reflects on successful return to Formula One

As an engine supplier following a three year absence

CosworthCosworth CA2010 F1 race engine - BLOODHOUND SSC 3Last month’s exciting finale to the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship marked the end of Cosworth’s first year back in the sport as an engine supplier following a three year absence, and saw the Northamptonshire engineering firm maintain its record for 100% race reliability with the Cosworth CA2010 engine. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test Session, Day 1

Abu Dhabi Young Driver test

2010-11-13 - Renault F1 Team - Abu Dhabi Yas MarinaToday’s report from Formula One teams & driversat Yas Marina..

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Nov 15

Preparing for service

Branson leaves Abu Dhabi with AirAsia uniform

2010-11-14 - Lotus F1 Racing - Sir Richard Branson - Tony Fernandes 22010-11-14 - Lotus F1 Racing - Sir Richard Branson - Tony Fernandes 1While Lotus Racing’s attention now turns to the young driver and tyre tests in Abu Dhabi, the team, AirAsia and their counterparts at Virgin Racing are busy preparing for Richard Branson’s inaugural flight as an AirAsia stewardess. In the midst of the celebrations on track last night Team Principal Tony Fernandes gave Richard an AirAsia uniform and pinned an AirAsia stewardess’ badge on the Virgin Racing boss and the two agreed how the bet would be settled. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Virgin Racing Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test – Young Guns

Yas Marina, 16-17 November 

2010-11-13 - Virgin Racing - Timo Glock 52010-11-13 - Virgin Racing - Timo Glock 6The 2010 Formula One season may be over after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix but that doesn’t mean that the on-track action has to stop. As part of the official young driver tests, Virgin Racing will be giving three drivers the opportunity to drive the 2010 CFD-designed VR-01.  Read the rest of this entry »

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