Virgin FIA Entry: Marussia Virgin Racing Car 24: Timo Glock Car 25: Jerome d’Ambrosio Engine: Cosworth V8 Team Principal: John Booth Technical Director: Nick Wirth Race Engineer Car 24: Mark Hutchison Race Engineer Car 25: Dave Greenwood Stats as of end 2010 First Entered 2010 Races Entered 19 Race Wins 0 Pole Positions 0 Fastest Laps 0 Driver World Championships 0 Constructor World Championships 0 Manor Motorsport When F3 team Manor Motorsport were given a place on the F1 grid in 2010 they commissioned Wirth Research to build them a car. Brawn sponsor Virgin became title sponsor and Virgin Racing was born Virgin Racing With Cosworth engines, Xtrac gearboxes and drivers Timo Glock and Lucas di Grassi Virgin Racing embarked on their first F1 season. The VR01 chassis was the first ever F1 designed entirely using CFD, with designer Nick Wirth believing computer simulations were sufficient to not need expensive wind tunnel testing. Inevitably the team had reliability issues early on and they also discovered the fuel tank on the car wasn't sufficiently large enough to allow the team to complete full race distance. Wirth Research got a dispensation from the FIA to homologate a new chassis and by Spain both cars finished the race. The team regularly finished races but barely troubled the mid-field. By seasons end the team were placed 12th and last in the Constructors Championship based on a count back of minor placing’s having managed a highest finish of 14th. 2011 Russian carmaker Marussia have taken a controlling interest in the team for 2011 and Belgian Jerome d’Ambrosio replaces Lucas di Grassi. With the VR02 chassis Virgin will be hoping to move further up the grid in 2011.