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Wing problem halts Virgin test

Premature end to day two of Jerez test for Virgin Racing and Timo Glock.
2010 F1 newcomer Virgin Racing has had to cease testing today at Jerez in Spain after a problem with a front wing.

Timo Glock completed just 11 laps before he lost his wing and was forced to return to the pits. Due to a lack of spare parts the squad will now have to sit out the remainder of the day.

“This morning we experienced a front wing mounting problem which caused the wing to come off the car at the beginning of a run,” confirmed Virgin Racing technical director, Nick Wirth. “The cause has already been identified.

“Unfortunately, we're missing one or two spare parts which will hopefully arrive this evening, so we won't be able to run for the rest of the day.”

Despite having to curtail running prematurely though, Wirth remained upbeat: “In the short amount of running that we've achieved so far, we are very encouraged by what we've seen,” he continued.

“We have gathered some vital aero data which is very much in the range of what we were predicting. We look forward to resuming the programme tomorrow morning.”




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10.02.2010 Jerez, Spain, Timo Glock (GER), Virgin Racing - Formula 1 Testing, Jerez, Spain
10.02.2010 Jerez, Spain, Timo Glock (GER), Virgin Racing - Formula 1 Testing, Jerez, Spain
10.02.2010 Jerez, Spain, Timo Glock (GER), Virgin Racing - Formula 1 Testing, Jerez, Spain
10.02.2010 Jerez, Spain, Timo Glock (GER), Virgin Racing - Formula 1 Testing, Jerez, Spain
10.02.2010 Jerez, Spain, Timo Glock (GER), Virgin Racing - Formula 1 Testing, Jerez, Spain

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Taz - Unregistered

February 11, 2010 1:45 PM

Well it's a brand new car from the ground up, I suspect it'll happen a few times. Curious too see how quick it actually is, the whole CFD argument is intriguing, I noticed Newey said you can't do without wind tunnel time...he knows a thing or two.



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