Virgin racing has become the first of the new teams to launch the car. The plan was to do a virtual launch on the team’s website but at the end after more than an hour of waiting all we got is the image of the car.
The Cosworth powered VR-01 is the first F1 car designed using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) only, with no time in the wind tunnel. Virgin Racing will shake the car down tomorrow and on Friday at Silverstone before heading to Jerez for the official test next week.
Construction – Virgin Racing carbon fibre construction monocoque and nosebox
Fuel capacity – In excess of 200 litres
Overall Length – Approx 5,500 mm
Overall Height – Approx 950 mm
Overall Width – Approx 1,800 mm
Wheelbase – Approx 3,200 mm
Engine – Cosworth CA2010, 4 stroke reciprocating piston, normally aspirated, 8 cylinders in banked V configuration with an angle of 90 degrees, 2,400cc
1:43 scale die cast model of Timo Glock’s Virgin Racing VR-01 from Minichamps is now available for pre-order – click here for details
Photos: Virgin Racing