Virgin Racing Barcelona test notes day three

Virgin Racing's Timo Glock concluded his final day of running at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona today, on the penultimate day of Formula One's pre-season testing campaign. It was a rollercoaster ride of a day, the team's race preparation...

Virgin Racing's Timo Glock concluded his final day of running at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona today, on the penultimate day of Formula One's pre-season testing campaign.

It was a rollercoaster ride of a day, the team's race preparation work with the VR-01 punctuated by minor but frustrating problems which cost valuable running time.

Nick Wirth, Technical Director for Virgin Racing, commented: "A couple of assembly issues affected our programme today. The gearbox problem delayed our start and by the time we were ready to run, the rain came along. We used the changeable conditions up to lunchtime working through a programme of control system preparation for Bahrain and we were looking forward to a more productive afternoon. However, lunchtime checks revealed a cut fuel system seal, which meant we had to pull the engine off to replace it. We used the remaining time this afternoon to complete a few more interesting tests with Timo. We're hoping that our planets will align tomorrow to allow us a smooth final day of testing before we head into our debut Grand Prix in Bahrain in two weeks' time."

-source: virgin racing

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Timo Glock
Teams Virgin Racing