Tag Archive: VR-01

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 »

May 30

Barrichello, di Grassi, unhappy with Cosworth engines

Di Grassi will have a fresh engine fitted for Sunday’s race.

2010-05-16 - AT&T Williams - Rubens Barrichello 05Cosworth is not in Rubens Barrichello or Lucas di Grassi’s good books at the scene of the Turkish grand prix. Williams’ Rubens Barrichello, just fifteenth on the grid at Istanbul Park, said the British team is “suffering” from a lack of power. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Di Grassi’s new Virgin heavier than Glock’s

But di Grassi is still hopeful of taking a big step forward at Istanbul Park.

2010-05-16 - Virgin Racing - Lucas di Grassi_8Lucas di Grassi will this weekend finally race Virgin’s updated car, but it may still be slower than the one piloted by his teammate Timo Glock. Due to the volcanic ash cloud and then the short turnaround between Spain and Monaco, di Grassi had to drive the original car with the famously small fuel tank while Glock raced one with significant developments. Read the rest of this entry »

May 11

Glock wants progress from struggling team Virgin

He admitted that the updated car did not work “as expected”

2010-04-17 - Virgin Racing - Timo Glock 01Timo Glock is looking for an improvement from Virgin Racing before committing long-term to the new British team. Despite interest from established teams for this year, the German signed with Virgin with a contract that is believed to be for a multiple-season term. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Wet track on Saturday morning

A busy weekend for Spanish stewards

Circuit de CatalunyaIt rained overnight in Barcelona and the track was wet on Saturday morning when the new GP3 cars were running. But at the same time the sun was shining and drying the Circuit de Catalunya surface, amid forecasts for almost certain rain on Saturday and also Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

New partnership with Full Tilt Poker.Net™ for the start of F1’s European Season (updated)

Virgin Racing goes Full Tilt‏
Glock eyes big improvement with revised Virgin car

2010-04-17 - Virgin Racing - Timo Glock 2As Virgin Racing prepares for the start of Formula 1’s European season in Spain this weekend, the team is pleased to announce a new partnership with Full Tilt Poker.Net™. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Iceland ash could leave Virgin driver short on fuel

The Virgin cars might not be returned to the Yorkshire base in time

2010-04-17 - Virgin Racing - Timo Glock 01While F1 personnel devise imaginative routes back to Europe, the harshest impact of the volcanic ash lingering above Europe could fall on Virgin. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

Wirth admits he will pay for Virgin redesign

“We’ve got problem after problem,” Wirth

Wirth ResearchNick Wirth has confirmed reports that his company will foot the bill for the major redesign of Virgin’s 2010 car. Wirth, 44, is the new British team’s technical director, engaged through his separate Oxfordshire-based engineering group Wirth Research. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Car designer Wirth to foot bill for Virgin redesign

“It will be the supplier whose issue it is who has agreed to redesign it”

Wirth ResearchWirth Research, as distinct from the team Virgin Racing or Manor Motorsport, is set to foot the estimated 1 million pounds sterling bill for redesigning the VR-01 F1 car. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Branson’s ‘Virgin won’t go all the way’ – headline

Virgin – other teams may have fuel tank problems

2010-03-14 - Virgin Racing - Timo Glock 05Sir Richard Branson’s arrival at the Albert Park circuit on Saturday coincided with an unfortunate headline in Britain’s The Sun tabloid. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Virgin confirms 2010 car fuel tank too small

“We are pleased that the FIA has granted us this permission”

2010-03-14 - Virgin Racing - Lucas di Grassi 05Virgin has confirmed reports that the FIA has given the British team approval to fit a new fuel tank in the VR-01 car. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Fuel tank not big enough for Virgin to finish races

Virgin has been given a green light by the FIA to make a substantial change to its 2010 chassis.

2010-03-14 - Virgin Racing - Timo Glock 04Although the chassis is homologated for cost reasons and therefore not able to be modified, it has emerged that the new British team discovered that the fuel tank in the VR-01 car is not big enough. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Established teams want Virgin to fail – Wirth

“I think a lot of the establishment teams will want us to fall flat on our faces” – Wirth

2010-02-27 - Virgin Racing 06Nick Wirth is not surprised that some of F1’s establishment are opposed to the arrival of small new teams in formula one. In the case of the new British entrant Virgin Racing, its VR-01 single seater was designed without the aid of a wind tunnel but instead with only the sophisticated computer technology CFD. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Di Grassi not frustrated as Virgin struggles into F1

Virgin hopes the VR-01 is repaired for Timo Glock Friday morning.

2010-02-04 - Virgin Racing - Lucas di Grassi 05Lucas di Grassi’s crash on Thursday raised fears that Virgin had experienced another wing failure. After the new British team suffered a front wing failure recently at Jerez, it was feared Brazilian rookie di Grassi’s crash at Barcelona was caused by a broken rear wing. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Soucek may test Virgin in Spain this week

But the team’s first priority is to solve the reliability issues

2010-02-14 - Virgin Racing Team 02Andy Soucek could make his track debut as Virgin’s new 2010 reserve driver this week. The new British team is the only outfit to have held off naming a definite driver lineup for the last four-day test of the winter, to kick off in Barcelona on Thursday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

Cosworth ready for final pre-season push in Barcelona

“Barcelona should offer us an even better insight into where we all are in overall performance terms.”

Cosworth was further buoyed by the performance of its CA2010 engine during last week’s four-day test session at the Circuito de Jerez in southern Spain, in spite of the intermittent and often heavy rain that blighted the opening days. This was the third of four official pre-season tests, and followed an encouraging track debut by the Cosworth engine in Valencia and the first Jerez test. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

More rain expected for Thursday’s Jerez testing

De la Rosa says offshore 2011 testing ‘irresponsible’

After intermittent rain disrupted the opening of Wednesday’s Jerez test, the weather is expected to be even worse on day two. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 12

Newey doubts Virgin’s no wind tunnel route

“How well it the Virgin car turns out, we shall see” -Newey

2010-02-04 - Virgin Racing - Lucas di Grassi 05Adrian Newey has waded into the debate about Virgin’s decision to design its 2010 car without using a wind tunnel. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

A trackside update from Virgin Racing

Virgin stop testing after wing failure

2010-02-04 - Virgin Racing - Lucas di Grassi 04“This morning we experienced a front wing mounting problem which caused the wing to come off the car at the beginning of a run. The cause has already been identified.

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Feb 08

All Fired Up (+video)

Follow Virgin Racing  on YouTube

2010-02-04 - Virgin Racing Timo Glock 01Hot on the heels of its public debut, Virgin Racing’s new VR-01 race car made a two-day pitstop at Silverstone for its first foray on hard asphalt. Enjoy the emotional moment when the car heads off into the sunset at the Stowe circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

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Virgin Racing are all set to begin pre-season testing after successfully completing a two-day shakedown at Silverstone.

2010-02-04 - Virgin Racing - Lucas di Grassi 03 Having conducted a few initial exploratory laps in the VR-01 yesterday, Timo Glock kicked things up a notch on day two, completing 42 laps of the 1.8km Stowe circuit during the morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Virgin, Force India, make Silverstone debuts

Virgin on Thursday became the first of F1’s four new teams to get a car up and running.

USF1In the hands of Timo Glock, the newly launched VR-01 began a two-day shakedown on bitterly cold Silverstone’s shorter Stowe circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

We’re running‏

“After 10 challenging months, all the commitment and determination has finally paid off.”

2010-02-04 - Virgin Racing“Incredible” was the word on everyone’s lips at Silverstone today as Virgin Racing watched the VR-01 race car pull away for its very first lap of a race track. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Sticky: The VR-01 A virtual Reality (updated²)

The VR-01 is the first of a new breed of race car

2010-02-03 - Virgin Racing - VR-01 06  The new Virgin Racing Formula One team, one of the sport’s four new entrants for the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship, has proudly unveiled its debut race car – the VR-01.

The VR-01 – Technical Specification
Photo & video now available

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Feb 01

New Lotus to make track debut on Friday – report

No rally ban for Lotus’ Kovalainen

New F1 team Lotus looks set to give its 2010 car a track debut late this week. The UK-based, Malaysian-owned team has announced that the single seater will be launched next Friday at a central London event. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Virgin car to make Silverstone debut on Thursday

Virgin Racing fired up and ready for launch

Virgin’s 2010 car will be tested for the first time at Silverstone this week. The new British team previously announced that the VR-01 will be launched online next Wednesday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

‘All-digital’ launch for 2010 Virgin car

Virgin will launch its 2010 car live on the internet next Wednesday.

USF1The new British team said the unveiling of the VR-01, which has been designed entirely by computer, “will also be all-digital”. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

A new team for a new era Part III (+photos)

Drivers, team members, sponsors, partners, it’s all here.

Virgin RacingThe Virgin Racing team was officially launched in London Tuesday, here are more details about the team.

Pictures from team launch are here

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Dec 16

Sticky: A new team for a new era Part II (+photos)

Drivers, team members, sponsors, partners, it’s all here.

Virgin RacingThe Virgin Racing team was officially launched in London Tuesday, here are are the details about the team Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

Sticky: A new team for a new era (+photos)

Virgin signs racer di Grassi, Parente as reserve

Virgin RacingThe Virgin Racing team was officially launched in London today, where it was confirmed that one of the sport’s four new entrants, the LDC backed Manor Grand Prix, has teamed up with Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin – to mount a serious challenge in one of the world’s most prestigious sports – Formula 1 Read the rest of this entry »