F1 » Wing problem grounds Virgin

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

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February 11, 2010 10:19 PM

The lack of wind tunnel time will effect the preformance and speed of the car. With the lack of testing then the money not spent driving will be spent on wind tunnel time by the teams. Virgin have made a major mistake and will be at a huge disadvantage by not going in a wind tunnel. However it seems they do not have a huge budget and it is very expensive to go in one.

fish fingers - Unregistered

February 11, 2010 11:20 PM

No one can really know if Virgin's approach is going to work- there are too many other factors for the armchair brigade on this site to give a valued opinion. I'm no expert but CAD was not responsible for the wing failure as cretin has suggested. I for one admire their balls to try it out even if its not 100% successful- its basically the same approach as aircraft design


February 12, 2010 11:10 AM

fish fingers. i dont know who you are being abusive to, but how can you say that cad was not responsible for the design error?? according to virgin, they have to REDESIGN the mountng, and as they have claimed that entire car was designed by cad, ergo, the cad WAS at fault.

No name - Unregistered

February 12, 2010 1:00 PM

richard has no experience of anything - that's why he is so opinionated (probably a little clerk in a little civil service office). Of course this could be me (Richard) writing this as a bit of self-abuse???


February 12, 2010 1:29 PM

adrian, the simple answer is YES. but it doesnt even need knowledge to realise that if a computer designs a part, and it is incorrect, then the computer programming is at fault.

and to the person who is too shy to provide a name, i reckon that i have far more experience in the sport, than you have. (i drive my desk around all the tracks)

No name - Unregistered

February 12, 2010 6:47 PM

No richard, you do not. And if you knew who I was, you'd agree. I've never driven a "desk" - have piloted a few machines that felt like them though (try Lotus 30, and the one with 10 more mistakes)...


February 12, 2010 7:02 PM

As I am a constant CAD user (engineering) I can confirm the following.
CAD (computer aided design) is the use of computer technology for the design of objects.
IT IS A TOOL which is used by a person to design an object.
The final result, everything depends on the person using this tool.
End of story.

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