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Virgin Valencia test day 2 report

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Timo at the wheel in Valencia

Day two of the first Formula One tests of the 2011 season saw Timo Glock back in the 2010 VR-01 car in Valencia today. The German driver and the team were able to carry on testing the new Pirelli tyres and continue working through the programme of 2011 systems evaluation.

Timo Glock completed his first 34 laps of the season. Tomorrow he will be back at the wheel of the car during the third and final day of tests in a warm and sunny Valencia. It will also be the last day with the VR-01 car, as the new MVR-02 car will be presented next Monday in London and will be ready for the second test of the season in Jerez.

Timo Glock

"It was good to be in the car again after a winter preparing myself for a new season which I am really looking forward to. These first tests are going to be useful as we continue getting to grips with the new Pirelli tyres. Despite not being able to complete as many laps as we would have liked, it has been a very interesting day for me and the team and I can't wait to jump in the car again tomorrow and carry on working hard in preparation for the new season ahead."

John Booth, Team Principal

"It has been another interesting day for the team in Valencia and we are getting very useful information. It's good to see Timo back in the car again. We had some minor hydraulic problems, but the team is working very hard and is ready for tomorrow's last day of tests in Valencia."

-source: virgin

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