F1 » Wing problem grounds Virgin

Premature end to day two of Jerez test for Virgin Racing and Timo Glock.

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Alan D - Unregistered

February 11, 2010 6:27 PM

Several people criticising Virgin for turning up with a faulty wing, and saying it is due to a lack of wind tunnel testing etc. Mclaren sent a new nose cone to one of the GPs last year, and that was surely tested in wind tunnels etc, but when LH was testing it, it feathered a kerb and snapped the mountings which put his car out of action for most of the practice session.

The Man in the Street - Unregistered

February 11, 2010 6:40 PM

Lot of 20-20 hindsight going on here. What amazes me is that the genii (plural of genius) who post here have never managed to land a real F1 related job.
Oh, and Ratzenberger's wing failure at Imola came after some serious kerb contact well beyond what would be expected.

Alan D - Unregistered

February 11, 2010 6:43 PM

Will: "I can't say how I know this but the wing failure..."

Do you mean you don't know where you got the idea from, or are you trying to give the impression that you have inside information? If you can't say how you know something then perhaps you shouldn't be saying it at all.

fellainishair - Unregistered

February 11, 2010 7:03 PM

The balance of agrees and disagrees seem to indicate brought support for Virgin, but sorry folks as I've been saying all along with these 'new' teams - its amateur hour.

They have hardly run because they don't have any parts, they seem to believe that (despite it being an almost mandatory technology for any serious team for over 20 years) they don't need to use wind tunnels & can instead design the car on a MacBook and the car has been embarrasingly slow (go on, tell me they have just been doing installation laps etc - lets see how fast it is in Bahrain qualifying...).

2 of these teams probably won't ever be seen and the other 2 might be slower than letting GP2 cars race. A farce.

will - Unregistered

February 11, 2010 7:04 PM

Yes Alan, I'm trying to pretend I know someone on the inside like most of the people here. If you think it was wrong to mention it then I will lets's leave it there


February 11, 2010 7:12 PM

johndier. i certainly do not disagree with all your comments, however when some show a lack of full knowledge of technical matters, i reserve the right to respond. if i make a mistake on a technical point, i then apologise, and accept that i am still learning.


February 11, 2010 7:21 PM

johndier. just a bit of info on the virgin wing. it has been identified as a mounting problem and the car is to be modified. there has been no confirmed report of the problem being accident damage.

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