Virgin won't go all the way

Brogan

Legend
Staff Member
Sued?
A bit melodramatic, nothing of the sort happened.

We mistakenly didn't credit the original authors of the historical overtaking data and understandably they were miffed.
As soon as we corrected this both parties were satisfied and in fact provided additional data, with one of them even going on to become an active member of the site.

The BBC are now guilty of exactly the same thing as the recent overtaking data is all Galahad's work.
 

teabagyokel

#dejavu
Valued Member
Yes, OK, there was some anger I detected. Of course cliptheapex.com acted properly at all times and resolved all issues.

Allegedly. ;)
 

Brogan

Legend
Staff Member
rufus_mcdufus said:
But didn't GM have to go into witness protection and change his identity?
LOL

G changed his name because so many people around the web thought it was the "real" Gordon Murray.
 

Brogan

Legend
Staff Member
Nick Wirth is taking the blame for the fuel issue.
"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"
...
"It's our responsibility to provide cars that can finish a grand prix. It's down to us."

This comment is also quite interesting:
He said Virgin could make it to the end of races using sportscars techniques, but admitted he was not willing to do it.

"There are techniques that we learned from sportscars, but that's not racing. We want to race," he said.
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82558
 

slickskid

Points Scorer
Supporter
He said Virgin could make it to the end of races using sportscars techniques, but admitted he was not willing to do it.

"There are techniques that we learned from sportscars, but that's not racing. We want to race," he said.

I'm guessing that would be the endurance mentallity or an F1 lazy sunday afternoon drive approach.
 

FB

Not my cup of cake
Valued Member
Given Mr Wirth's desire to "race" maybe he will take the opportunity to stick the car into a wind tunnel to find out why it doesn't go very fast. Sticking a bigger fuel tank to carry another 15kg of fuel is only going to make is slower still.
 

fat jez

Race Winner
Valued Member
What he said in those interviews is that they can complete the race distance if they lean the engine right out, but then they are so uncompetitive it's not worth turning up. Basically, he's saying that they could be giving Lotus and HRT a good run for their money if they could turn the wick right up on their engines.
 
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