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Virgin Launches the VR-01 F1 Car.

VirginRacing VR-01The new Virgin Racing Formula One team, one of the sport’s four new entrants for the 2010 FIA Formula One
World Championship.

A busy schedule lies ahead, much like the one that has taken the VR-01 from dream to reality in the space of just 10 months.

Nick Wirth’s design team at Wirth Research in Bicester, UK, started putting the basic layout of
the VR-01 together in the early part of 2009 in order to hit the ground running should the team’s 2010 entry be successful.

12 days after the team was accepted into the Championship, the design of the monocoque
surfaces was locked down and a race against time was underway.

The established F1 teams had a significant head start, not least because they had the obvious advantage of evolution, whereas Wirth Research designed the VR-01, quite literally, from a blank computer screen.