Abu Dhabi

Last Race: 23rd Nov Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Felipe Massa
3 Valtteri Bottas

Virgin to introduce major updates

Sunday 4th September 2011

 RSS

Share:

Virgin to introduce major updates

Virgin to introduce major updates

Virgin Racing will reportedly introduce a major update to the rear of their MVR02 ahead of next weekend's Italian Grand Prix.

The team has struggled this season, falling short of their own expectations and their main rivals, Team Lotus.

Virgin's woes resulted in the team parting ways with Nick Wirth and bringing in technical consultant Pat Symonds, who opted to delay the introduction of the new rear until the Italian GP.

"We had an update in the pipeline for Silverstone, and we sidelined it because we did not think it was worth the effort at the time," team boss John Booth told Autosport.

"But as Pat got to grips with the CFD evaluation of it, and looked into it a bit deeper, he thought it was well worth doing, so he pressed the button on that. We will have it, all being well, for Monza."

As for the updates, Booth explained: "It is engine cover, sidepods, exhaust, and rear floor. Obviously there will be a Monza wing as well, but this bodywork package will be on for the rest of the year. It will pull the whole back of the car in much tighter.

"That has not really interrupted our 2012 progress because much of the design work was done; it was just a question of tidying it up and accommodating it."

Keeping Cool In Abu Dhabi

Editor's Picks

Gallery: Title Celebrations

Gallery: Title Celebrations

Lewis, his family and Mercedes all celebrated the Brit's 2014 Drivers' Championship success in Abu Dhabi...

Winners & Losers: Abu Dhabi

Winners & Losers: Abu Dhabi

Lewis Hamilton finally achieved the points difference that all his 2014 performances have justified...

The 2014 Season In Numbers

The 2014 Season In Numbers

The Championships both went to Mercedes with Lewis Hamilton securing the drivers. But who finished P6? Find out...

NTF1News: Disney Movie

NTF1News: Disney Movie

Among news items this week, tales of the Honey Badger, plus Disney's new movie about the engine row - Un-Frozen...

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Nico Rosberg kept his lock-ups to a minimum as Turn 4 came back to haunt Lewis Hamilton at Interlagos...