Virgin Racing Barcelona test notes day two

Virgin Racing enjoyed a productive day of running at the Circuit de Catalunya today as Timo Glock took to the track for some quality testing of the VR-01 in the dry. The day wasn't entirely without issue but with just two more days of pre-season...

Virgin Racing enjoyed a productive day of running at the Circuit de Catalunya today as Timo Glock took to the track for some quality testing of the VR-01 in the dry. The day wasn't entirely without issue but with just two more days of pre-season testing to go before the team's debut race, the opportunity to continue debugging the car at the same time as conducting valuable race preparation work in more representative warm and sunny conditions was most welcome. Timo completed 52 laps and set a best time of 1:25.942.

At the end of the day the team conducted its very first pitstop practice session, putting the all-new Virgin Racing pit crew through their paces in preparation for the pressure-cooker of race day in Bahrain.

Nick Wirth, Technical Director for Virgin Racing, said: "Our recent hydraulic issues, plus yesterday's crash, have required us to focus the remaining pre-season track time on procedural preparation for Bahrain. The crash rebuild postponed the start of today's programme to midday, nevertheless it was quite satisfying to see us complete the day with no reoccurrence of our hydraulic problems. Timo took over the driving duties from Lucas today and we never really got him happy with his throttle pedal, which is something we're addressing tonight."

-source: virgin racing

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Timo Glock
Teams Virgin Racing