Technical director Nick Wirth says his company will pay for car changes
1 April 2010

Virgin's technical director Nick Wirth's Wirth Research company will pay to modify the team's cars to have large enough fuel tanks to finish races.

Wirth Research is working on new monocoques that are expected to be introduced once the European season kicks off in Barcelona. That means the team still has to race in Malaysia and China with the problem.

"The chassis supplier is us. Nothing to do with engine supplier or fuel supplier. What that means is that we are fixing it for the team. We are not charging the team," said Wirth. "It's our responsibility to provide cars that can finish a grand prix. It's down to us."

Virgin was also hindered by fuel pick-up issues at the Australian Grand Prix, something that meant the team had to go out in qualifying with a lot more fuel than usually required.

"It's not a team issue, it's us," With added. "We are not doing a very good job at the moment, particularly in qualifying, of picking up all the fuel."

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1 April 2010

Very admirable of Mr Wirth to own up to the error.

But Richard Branson should seriously consider spending more money on the team. The Virgin team probably has no championship ambitions, but please at least try to be a credible and respectable competitor on the grid.

1 April 2010

[quote Chunkster]But Richard Branson should seriously consider spending more money on the team.[/quote]

I think the team is perfect. As a shoddy ego-trip, it embodies the ethos behind everything that Branson creates.

1 April 2010

What's your issue with Richard Branson?

1 April 2010

He's an attention-whore.

1 April 2010

Why shouldn't Branson market his business?

1 April 2010

[quote VirginPower]I think the team is perfect. As a shoddy ego-trip, it embodies the ethos behind everything that Branson creates.[/quote]

Boy do I agree with that! his empire is all spin and marketing, its just a smokescreen for ruthless poor service and products. If I ended up as cellmates in jail with them, I am not sure whom I would prefer to turn my back on, Branson or Hanibal Lecter!

1 April 2010

[quote Chunkster]

He's an attention-whore.

[/quote]He is but what a great advert he is for his own self made business!!

1 April 2010

As a businessman, why shouldn't he market his business?

1 April 2010

Would "Virgin F***ed" have been an appropriate headline? Probably not...

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