Chinese GP team-by-team: Virgin

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Virgin once again demonstrated the best one-lap pace of the new teams but also the worst reliability.

Timo Glock Lucas di Grassi
Qualifying position 19 22
Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’39.278 (-0.505) 1’39.783
Race position
Average race lap 3’55.358
Laps 0/56 8/56
Pit stops 0 0
Chinese Grand Prix lap times - Virgin drivers
Chinese Grand Prix lap times - Virgin drivers (click to enlarge)

Timo Glock

Took ‘new team pole position’ with a lap one tenth of a second quicker than Jarno Trulli.

Unfortunately he played no part in the race. His engine suffered a loss of air pressure while on the grid and he was left in his slot while the cars went off on the formation lap. The problem was too complicated to fix in time to get him out of the pits.

Glock is yet to complete a race in 2010.

Compare Timo Glock’s form against his team mate in 2010

Lucas di Grassi

The team discovered a clutch problem on di Grassi’s car shortly before the start of the race, meaning he couldn’t take the start. He finally left the pit lane when the leaders were on lap seven.

He completed just eight laps before the clutch failed again.

Compare Lucas di Grassi’s form against his team mate in 2010

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