Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Virgin Part Company With Wirth

Virgin have announced that Technical Director Nick Wirth has left the team following a poor start to the season.

Virgin had been aiming to reach Q2 on multiple occasions this season, but their best start to a Grand Prix in the six races so far this season has been on the tenth row of the grid.

It has recently been rumoured that McLaren may become a technical partner of the team, similarly to the arangement between McLaren and Force India, which saw the team move from being perpetual tail-enders to regular point scorers in just a few seasons. This may also mean that Virgin look to use Mercedes engines in future seasons.

Virgin may now look to introduce a wind tunnel to it's design department. To date, the team have done all their design using CFD (Computation Fluid Dynamics) technology, which is much more cost effective, but still not considered as effective as wind tunnels.

Expect to hear many more changes from the Virgin camp in the near future! In the meantime, to read more on this story, visit

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