Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Manor grabs Virgin

In what was another ‘Juan ‘O Formula Uno’s worst kept secrets, Sir Richard Branson’s switch from sponsoring BRAWN GP to the Manor Grand Prix Organisation has now become official with the announcement today of the launching of virgin Racing as one of F1’s New boyz in 2010.

Along with the Virgin announcement in London comes word that Lucas di Grassi will indeed partner timo Glock as the team’s racing drivers next season; as I for one will be interested to see how their chassis performs… Largely due to the fact that Designer Nick Wirth is building this racecar with zero Wind Tunnel testing, instead solely opting for CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) utilization, a practice he used to design the Honda LMP1 racing car in this year’s American Le Mans Series…

Wirth develops Virgin Racing car without wind tunnel