Virgin VR-01’s track debut (Pictures)

Virgin Racing have run their VR-01 for the first time at Silverstone. See below for pictures of Timo Glock driving the car around the Stowe circuit. Update: Pictures of Lucas di Grassi’s Friday test in the VR-01 added.

Heidfeld gets Mercedes third driver role

Mercedes has confirmed Nick Heidfeld will be their third driver in 2010. The news means Heidfeld will not be on the grid for the first time since the end of the 2005 season, when he was sidelined with injury. He has contested 167 Grands Prix since 2000.

F1 Fanatic round-up: 4/2/2010

Only one team is doing any testing today – Virgin Racing, who are shaking down their striking new VR-01 at Silverstone. Pictures are expected later on today. There’s some murmurs of discontent about the FOTA F1 Fans Survey and suggestions we should create a better one of our own. What do you think? Read on … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 4/2/2010