Tag Archive: Virgin Racing

Jun 28

Sam Bird wins in London as Piquet clinches title

Virgin Racing driver wins Visa London ePrix

Virgin Racing driver wins Visa London ePrixVirgin Racing’s Sam Bird was gifted victory in a dramatic finish to the Visa London ePrix as Nelson Piquet (NEXTEV TCR) secured seventh place to be crowned the first Formula E champion. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Virgin Racing drivers Sam Bird and Fabio Leimer prepare to make history as FIA Formula E comes to the streets of London

Virgin Racing aim to bring home victory in First ever London ePrix

Virgin Racing logo A British team with a British driver about to compete in the finale of the inaugural FIA Formula E season on British soil – that is the script for the Virgin Racing team this weekend.

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Jun 24

Leimer replaces Alguersuari for London

Ex-GP2 champion Fabio Leimer will make his Formula E debut in the Visa London ePrix for Virgin Racing on June 27.

Virgin Racing hires ex-GP2 champion for London finaleLeimer, who started the season as the reserve driver for Amlin Aguri, has been drafted in the place of Jaime Alguersuari. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Virgin Racing compete in stunning Moscow ePrix

Virgin Racing drivers Jaime Alguersuari finished in 14th and 20th place respectively at Moscow ePrix

Virgin Racing logo 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.   Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

Virgin Racing to make history in Moscow

Virgin Racing drivers Sam Bird and Jaime Alguersuari prepare for first ever electric-race in the Russian capital

Virgin Racing logo 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. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

D’Ambrosio leads #FanBoost, di Grassi closing in

Hot on the heels of his first Formula E win, Jerome D’Ambrosio remains on course for his first #FanBoost triumph.

Multiple winners Piquet and Vergne still in top threeWith just over a week until the Moscow ePrix, the Dragon Racing star – still an outsider in the title race – tops the leaderboard for the five-second power boost. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

Di Grassi flies to Tempelhof win

Berlin ePrix race report

Audi Sport ABT driver increases points lead with second winIt’s been a long time coming, but Lucas di Grassi’s second Formula E win was delivered in consummate style. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Virgin Racing prepare to race in historic Berlin City Centre

Virgin Racing drivers Sam Bird and Jaime Alguersuari have arrived in Germany for the first ever Berlin ePrix

Virgin Racing logo Virgin Racing drivers Sam Bird and Jaime Alguersuari are optimistic about each scoring double digit points in Berlin as the FIA Formula E series visits Germany for the first time. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Heidfeld sets early pace in #FanBoost

Nick Heidfeld currently leads the way in the #FanBoost polls ahead of the DHL Berlin ePrix on May 23.

German star on course for fourth #FanBoost winThe German is a three-time #FanBoost winner, but the last time the fans voted to give him one of the three five-second power boosts was for the Buenos Aires ePrix in January. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Buemi takes pole in heated Monaco qualifying

Senna leads the way in second practice

e.dams-Renault driver to start at the front in MonacoMahindra’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. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Virgin Racing arrive in iconic Monaco

Virgin Racing Partners with Arrow Electronics

Virgin Racing logo 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.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

FanBoost opens for Long Beach ePrix

Voters, start your clicking!  

Vote for your favourite driver

Voting is open for FanBoost for the Long Beach ePrix, which takes place on April 4.

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Mar 16

Branson: “Formula E will produce technological breakthrough”

Formula E will pioneer technology which will be used on normal road cars

Sir Richard Branson talks about Virgin Racing and an electric futureVirgin Racing team owner Sir Richard Branson believes that the introduction of new manufacturers in Formula E next year will push development of electric road cars. Read the rest of this entry »

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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