VR-01 Crash

Virgin Racing anticipates being able to resume testing at Barcelona by mid-morning, after repairs have been completed on the VR-01 that Lucas di Grassi backed into the tyre barriers during yesterday’s running.

Di Grassi lost control at the Campsa right-hander – the same spot where Heikki Kovalainen had his concussion-inducing smash at the 2008 Spanish GP – and the spun through the gravel before slamming into the tyres.

While the Brazilian was thankfully uninjured, the same could not be said for his car, which suffered severe front and rear damage. With the usual absence of spare parts, Virgin lost the remainder of Thursday’s testing and were waiting for a shipment of spares to arrive overnight.

[Image via GP Update]

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