Planned fuel tank fix could be postponed due to flight delays
22 April 2010

Virgin F1's plans to introduce a car with a fuel tank big enough to finish races in time for the next grand prix may be scuppered by the current volcanic ash air crisis.

The team was forced to seek FIA clearance to introduce a new chassis earlier this year, after discovering that it had designed the car with a tank that was too small to finish races.

However, the Virgin race cars and personnel are currently stranded in Shaghai, meaning work has been delayed.

The Spanish Grand Prix is on 2 May.

Jason Wain

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22 April 2010

[quote Autocar]Virgin F1's plans to introduce a car with a fuel tank big enough to finish races in time for the next grand prix may be scuppered by the current volcanic ash air crisis.

The team was forced to seek FIA clearance to introduce a new chassis earlier this year, after discovering that it had designed the car with a tank that was too small to finish races.

However, the Virgin race cars and personnel are currently stranded in Shaghai, meaning work has been delayed.

The Spanish Gran...Read the full article[/quote]

Shaghai? What a typo! =D

Frankly, they won't be getting much off-track action without a lot more on-track action. I don't see that they'll be held up for too long, though, the flight backlog shouldn't take long to clear, should it?

22 April 2010

It's not really going to effect their season now is it.

22 April 2010

I believe the the next GP is actually on the 9th May, gives them another week.

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