Virgin Racing has been forced to redesign its front wing mounting after the part broke during yesterday’s testing. Timo Glock’s front wing was scattered across the width of the track after Turn 1 when the mounting abruptly failed.
Causing further embarrassment, the team had to sit out the remainder of the day’s testing due to a shortage of parts.
This is hardly the start that the rookie team needs in its pre-season, and it will be desperate to ensure that its on-track performance at least mirrors the aero numbers being produced in its solely CFD-based design. Remember that Virgin Racing’s VR-01 has yet to see the inside of a windtunnel.
Is this a sign of things to come? Let’s hope not!
[Image from ITV-F1]
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