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[24 Aug 2011 | 6 Comments | 2,963 views]
Dependable d’Ambrosio

So far, in 2011, Jérôme d’Ambrosio has patiently gone about his business at the back of the grid. It has been a performance that is probably best described as circumspect rather than spectacular but it has done the job. As he heads into his home Grand Prix, what does the future hold for the Belgian?

Headline, Personal musings »

[7 Jul 2011 | One Comment | 2,784 views]
A Reborn Virgin?

A month ago, Marussia Virgin effectively ended the great CFD experiment when they cut ties with Nick Wirth, the plan being to revert to good old wind tunnel testing. 2011 has seen the team lose ground to Lotus and instead they find themselves battling with HRT. So what next for the Anglo-Russian outfit?

Caption This »

[7 Jun 2011 | 5 Comments | 3,047 views]
Caption This… #22

This week’s offering of Caption This… features Virgin Racing’s Jérôme d’Ambrosio showing off his helmet in Monte Carlo. It’s been busy period for the Russian-but-British-based outfit in recent weeks with rumours that d’Ambrosio’s sponsors hadn’t paid up, Canadian Robert Wickens being signed as reserve driver and finally technical director Nick Wirth being shown the door, potentially spelling the end of the team’s reliance on CFD without windtunnel testing. However, all we need is a caption for the picture. It’s over to you…

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[26 Apr 2011 | 10 Comments | 2,906 views]
Caption This… #16

Another week, another caption required. This week I thought we’d join the Virgin boys (stop giggling at the back!) on the pitwall. There’s plenty going on in this picture but what do you think Jérôme d’Ambrosio, Timo Glock and team are thinking/saying? It’s over to you…

Season Preview »

[24 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | 18,135 views]
2011: Team Analysis

With the last opportunity for the teams to put their machinery to the test on the track ahead of the opening race now gone, we take a look at how the teams have faired. We analyse their prospects for the new season and highlight some potential weaknesses…

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[7 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | 4,642 views]
Virgin’s MVR-02 Breaks Cover

Formula One’s newest Russian team, and one which they’d probably like us to call Marussia but which we’ll all no doubt continue to call Virgin, revealed their new car today. However, designated the MVR-02 you’ll be hard pressed to see what has changed since the VR-01 last raced in earnest.

Not that it is entirely unchanged but apart from a lower nose, it only seems to be carrying the upgrades it should have benefited from in the latter half of 2010. The main change in this regard is the development of …