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Virgin: CFD boost will set F1 benchmark

Virgin Racing is to ramp up its computer simulation capabilities next year in a move that will set a new benchmark in Formula 1, the team has revealed

Russian car maker takes stake in Virgin

Virgin Racing has secured its long-term future after selling a major shareholding to Russian sportscar manufacturer Marussia Motors

Brazil Sunday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - 20th: "Not a very exciting race today. I had quite a good start but unfortunately Petrov had made a mistake in turn two, went wide and I had to slow down, which enabled Kovalainen to overtake me on the outside. Then I was trying to follow Kovalainen but he was quicker and we did not have the pace to match them. We were not quick enough here and so it's disappointing to finish behind them in 20th position. We changed quite early from the Option tyre to the Prime, which meant that I had to run on the Prime tyre for 53 laps. However we head straight to Abu Dhabi now and hope for better things to enable us to end the season on a high."

Brazil Saturday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - 19th: "It was a pretty good qualifying session for us today. I had a very good first run which was already enough to stay in front of the Lotus cars. I had a little bit of a problem with the second set of tyres and I had to switch to the third set, which cost us a lot of time and I was only able to do one timed lap. There was more to come but the tyres were not up to temperature. It's good for us to be the best of the new teams and we are looking forward to tomorrow's race."

Brazil Friday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - 24th: "Today was a bit of a strange day. We had a good first session but the second free practice wasn't very helpful. The Prime tyre was working well but we didn't do so well on the Options. After trying the Option tyre we made some setup changes and I'm confident that we have a good direction for tomorrow. After that we will see what the weather brings and what opportunities we can create for ourselves."

Brazil preview quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock: "Interlagos is a great circuit, fun to drive but also technically challenging. At the beginning of the lap you have one of the best overtaking points in Formula One, as we brake for the Senna "S", a great combination of corners where the track drops away from you. It's always a challenge to balance the car between getting maximum grip through the twisty infield, and minimizing drag for the straights. Some of the corners are quite bumpy too. It's important for us to show the progress we've made over the season and we'll be pushing very hard to demonstrate the speed of the car in the last two races of the season and hopefully we can get a good result here."

Korea Sunday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - DNF: "This was a very disappointing race, especially after having been in a strong position to achieve a good result. The restart was okay and the track was starting to improve. We had quite good pace in the first part of the race and were clearly the quickest of the new teams. It's just a huge shame that we couldn't finish the race and all because of the mistake made by Buemi. It just seemed that he was all over the place. We now head to Brazil for the penultimate race of the season where I hope we can expect more luck than we found here in Korea."

Korea Saturday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - 20th: "Today was a pretty good qualifying session for me. We made the right change from this morning's free practice to qualifying and I had a very good first run. The second one was good as well and I was able to get everything possible out of the car. I couldn't do any more so I am happy with the result and due to Petrov's penalty we move over to the clean side of the track, which will help us at the race start tomorrow. It should be an interesting race and I'm looking forward to it."

Korea Friday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - 21st: "I really like the new track. It is technically very interesting and it has a bit of everything you need as a racing driver - long straights, hairpins where you can overtake, a very narrow final sector all mixed up into one exciting lap. Once again we were unlucky on the Option tyre but the Prime tyre was not too bad. We lost some time due to traffic but overall not a bad first day."

Korea preview quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock: "I always look forward to the challenge of a new circuit and after everything that has been said about Korea I can't wait to arrive there and see the new track for myself. It is a high downforce circuit with what look to be some challenging corners, particularly the section between turns 7-9, 11-12 and turn 17, which is almost flat, blind and important as it leads onto the second longest straight. I think there will also be some good overtaking spots in the early part of the lap. I'm looking forward to Free Practice as in addition to getting my first real taste of the track it is always interesting to see how well our simulation work translates to reality. We have a lot of hard work to do in the remaining three races and it is important that we find everything we can from the current package to try to end the season well."

Virgin says 2011 car progressing well

Preparations are in full swing for the 2011 season, according to Virgin Racing F1 CEO Graeme Lowdon

Japan Sunday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - 14th: "The start of the race was reasonable for me but the safety car came out straight away, so we decided to do two pitstops in a row to get the Option tyre out of the way, which we hadn't been able to get to work on the car in Free Practice. We ended up behind Yamamoto and just couldn't get past him. He blocked me for most of the race and in the end all I could do was focus on just getting to the end of the race. It has been a strange weekend here in Suzuka and I think we'll be happy to head to Korea and hope for better things."

Japan Saturday quotes: Virgin

Lucas di Grassi: "This Saturday was very unusual and I managed only the installation lap in Free Practice 3. We should have a dry Sunday, so we're going to continue the work from yesterday's Free Practice 2 and I am confident that with the new upgrades and a good set-up we can achieve a good result on Sunday."

Japan Friday quotes: Virgin

Lucas di Grassi - 21st: "For me this is easily the most technically challenging track of the season. There is no margin for any mistakes as the track is very fast and narrow and if you push too hard you're definitely going to go off. It was a real pleasure to drive the track for the first time. A lot of work has been done with the car today. We are still far from where we need to be but there is more to come from the car and myself over the next two days. Things are getting better all the time so I think we can make a good improvement for tomorrow."

Japan preview quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock: "We head to Japan with another strong weekend under our belts in Singapore. The first part of our two-phase upgrade was working well and I had a good time in the wet to drying conditions. I think we can expect similarly wet weather in Japan - the early forecasts are for a strong chance of rain during all the running sessions and possibly during the race. And of course we have the second part of our upgrade with some new aero developments which I think will help us. It is of course exactly one year since I had my accident at this track, but I don't have any reservations about coming back. The big cut to my leg healed completely and I have no residual effects. I always find Japan such an interesting experience and this is such a great technical circuit which I enjoy, so I am sure that getting the most from the car here in another crucial race for us will be my sole focus."

Branson confirms Virgin backing for '11

Richard Branson has confirmed that he will continue to support the Virgin Racing team in 2011 - and is ready to accept less branding on the car so the outfit can give more space to other sponsors

Singapore Sunday quotes: Virgin

Lucas di Grassi - 15h: "A very good result overall and I have achieved my target for Singapore. We opted to pit during the first safety car period but we were very unlucky with the second, which made us lose a lot of time in the race. After that I just focused on getting to the finish. The car was feeling better and better and I was improving my lap time, so overall I'm happy with my performance today."

Singapore Saturday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - 18th: "I'm very happy with our performance today, both as a team and from my point of view. The car was not easy to drive but I got everything I could out of it today. We were using the soft tyre a little too hard, especially at the rear, so maybe if it had stayed consistent we could have squeezed another tenth or two out of the car. Overall though a good performance to be the best of the new teams once more and now I'm looking forward to tomorrow. I really like this circuit, especially when the conditions are drying, so I hope for a similar track in the race and we will see what we can do."

Singapore Friday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - 20th: "I had quite a good session in Free Practice 1 and some fun in the wet conditions. It was good to see my name at the top of the timesheets for so much of the session. We were quite competitive in the mixed conditions. It was a bit of a shame that we couldn't go out for the last 10 minutes when the track was getting quicker and quicker. FP2 looked okay too. We had a straightforward programme. The car is a bit nervous at the rear and therefore difficult to drive, but we will find a way to improve it for tomorrow."

Di Grassi: Singapore Virgin's big chance

Lucas di Grassi believes this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix will give Virgin a vital chance to jump ahead of its fellow new teams

Singapore preview quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock: "I am very much looking forward to this weekend as this is a unique race that is always very special. I finished the inaugural Singapore in the points and last year achieved a podium finish, so the place has good memories for me. We come here after a good race in Italy two weeks ago when the car performed well and I felt that I had a positive weekend all round. Here a car needs to be very good over the bumps, so mechanically it has to be strong. We have a new upgrade for this race that should help us here and in the remaining races. The first time we raced here it was tough to acclimatise to the time zone and the race weekend schedule because we actually stay on UK time. This means staying awake all night and sleeping practically all day before the engineering and running programme begins at 1700. After two races here though I am now pretty on top of how best to work the weekend. We have been doing very well in terms of our reliability versus our competition and I think with our new developments we can look forward to another positive weekend."

D'Ambrosio joins Virgin as Friday driver

Virgin Racing has announced that it has signed Jerome D'Ambrosio in an "evaluation role" for four of the remaining five races of the 2010 season

Italy Sunday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - 17th: "I got a very good start and was going well into turn 1. I nearly got in front of both Lotus cars but Jarno was in a better position in the chicane for turn 2 and was able to stay in front of me. The opening laps were strong and I was able to put a lot of pressure on Jarno but I suffered with the rear brakes. In general I had to over-drive the car and just try to stay on line. The boys did a great job in the pit stop and I was able to stay ahead of Heikki Kovalainen. Together with my engineer I was able to manage the blue flags very well to get through the traffic and generally this has been a very good race for us."

Italy Saturday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - 21st: "I'm a little disappointed to end qualifying the way we did because we had good pace early on in the session. On the very first run my lap was penalised by Vitaly Petrov, who came out of the pits and pulled out on to the racing line into turn one. On the second run I had good pace and we were ahead of Lotus, but on the third set of tyres there was no grip on the rear. Everyone was able to improve but we didn't. We have incurred a grid penalty for tomorrow as a result of taking the decision to change our differential, but it was the right thing to do. In general I am happy with the car so we will see what the race brings tomorrow."

Virgin set to retain Glock, di Grassi

Virgin Racing team principal John Booth says his team is closing in on a deal to retain its current line-up for 2011, despite speculation linking GP2 front-runner Jerome D'Ambrosio to the outfit

Italy Friday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - 21st: "Not a bad first day. In the first Free Practice session we had a pretty normal programme for Monza, which went well and the car felt quite okay. In Free Practice 2 we made an aero change, which was really low downforce and not the right way to go, so unfortunately we lost some time. In general I'm happy with the day and there were no problems, so I hope the rest of the weekend continues like this."

Italy preview quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock: "It was great to be back racing in Spa after the break and already the pace of the last part of the season has really picked up. I'm looking forward to the next six races as there is going to be a real energy as everyone fights hard to achieve their objectives. We're no different and we're pushing very hard to end the season as the best of the new teams. I love racing at Monza. It's such a great track and I love the history attached to it. The old part of the circuit with the banking is spectacular. But as for the part we run on today, it's very different to most of the circuits we race at. It is very quick and we run in a very low downforce configuration to get the straight-line speed required for the straights. My favourite part of the track is Ascari, which is good fun. The straight at Parabolica is also good in qualifying when you're trying to get the maximum out of the car and leave your braking as late as possible."

Belgium Saturday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock, 17th: A good qualifying today in which we made it through to Q2 and got the opportunity to show a little more of the team's potential and also from my side too. The team worked incredibly hard to build an entire new car overnight following my accident yesterday. We always knew this would be a weekend with opportunities for the team because of the changing weather and to have such a good qualifying in such an unpredictable situation off the back of such a big task to get the car ready is a great reward for them

Belgium preview quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock: "I'm really looking forward to racing at Spa this weekend, and I'm sure everyone else is looking forward to getting back on track too after the break. Spa is a fantastic circuit - a challenge both in terms of car set-up and in predicting the weather. It looks that it's quite likely to be wet at some stage over the weekend, which means that being on the right tyres at the right time will be crucial. This gives us a great opportunity to show how much we've developed as a team, and as always we'll be aiming to outqualify and finish ahead of the other new teams."

Virgin confident it can deliver in F1

Virgin Racing is bullish that it can deliver both commercially and with its on-track form over the remainder of the season to silence the sceptics who think it cannot thrive in Formula 1

Glock fully committed to Virgin

Timo Glock says he remains committed to the Virgin Racing team for the long term despite the squad's difficult start to life in Formula 1

Soucek says Virgin exit was friendly

Andy Soucek says his exit from the Virgin team has been friendly and insists there were no breaches of contract whatsoever

Virgin will keep pushing for 10th place

Virgin Racing technical director Nick Wirth believes that the team must still target finishing 10th in the Constructors' Championship this season

Hungary Sunday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - 16th: "I had a great start but I took the wrong line into the first corner, going round the outside when the inside would have worked out better and I lost several places. When the Safety Car came out I had to queue behind Lucas in the pits because he was first in. After the Safety Car I was behind Kovalainen and then Trulli pitted later and came out straight in front of me and we had a bit of a battle into turn one. Then I just tried to follow Lotus but with all the blue flags I couldn't help but drop back and ended up finishing 16th. However, we finished the race with both cars and had an otherwise strong weekend and I think everyone is ready to enjoy the summer break now. Thanks to everyone in the team for all their hard work so far and I'm sure we can look forward to some good results in the rest of the season. I'm having a week's holiday and the rest of the break will be taken up with training, so that we all come back ready for action again in Spa."

Kovalainen expects Virgin threat to grow

Heikki Kovalainen is expecting the battle between Lotus and Virgin to be quickest of the new teams to close up in the remaining races of the season

Hungary Saturday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - 19th: "We had a very good two days so far and the whole weekend went in the right direction. The team have done a great job. In general I was quite happy with the car and in qualifying I expected Lotus to be ahead of us because we were still struggling over the bumps. My two qualifying laps were very good and I am really happy with my performance and that of the team. A happy day and I hope we can continue this into the race tomorrow."

Hungary Friday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - 20th: "A normal Friday for us without any problems with the car, so it has been quite an easy day for us. We did a lot of set-up work, In terms of our speed we are not where we want to be just yet, but we have a good baseline with which to start the weekend."

Germany Sunday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - 18th: "It was a difficult start to the race as Lucas overtook me in a brilliant move, following the problems we experienced on Saturday which left us starting from the last row of the grid as a consequence of our gearbox change penalty. However, I had a really good start and overtook both HRT cars in turn one, which was good, but in turn 2 I lost everything again. It felt as if someone pushed me in the back and I ran wide and suddenly I was last again. I had to start the fight against the HRT again and overtook Yamamoto but I was stuck behind Senna because he had a good top speed. After the pitstop I had pretty good speed but then the blue flags came out again which penalised me too much. With the option tyre I had clear air and good pace. Overall I was happy with the race. I just hope we can find a way to get a smoother build-up over the weekend because it will make life a lot easier."

Germany Saturday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - 20th: "A very disappointing day after the promising start we made to the weekend yesterday. The gearbox problem we experienced this morning was very frustrating because it cost us the end of the session. The guys did a fantastic job, working through the break to get the car ready in time for Qualifying, but then after the first run we had a problem with the rear brakes and it was too risky to go out again. After the first set of tyres we were in front of Lotus but we couldn't continue and therefore run the next set of options, so we don't know how it could have panned out - we could have split the Lotus cars or even been ahead of them. It's just very disappointing."

Glock hopes Virgin can worry Lotus

Timo Glock thinks that Lotus may have to start worrying about the challenge from his Virgin Racing outfit once again judging by the success of recent updates added to his car

Germany Friday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - 19th: "It has been a good start to the weekend. The first session obviously got off to a slow start because of the weather but as the track dried out I was very comfortable with the direction we were starting to head in with the set-up and pleased to end the session in 12th - our highest placed position of the season so far. This afternoon, we improved the car some more to end the day ahead of Lotus as the best of the new teams and within 0.2sec of Toro Rosso. History has shown that we are strong at improving the car from Friday to Saturday and so I think we have a lot more to look forward to yet this weekend. It feels like the latest updates have given us another positive step forward for sure, so I'm optimistic about a good performance in front of my home crowd."

Germany preview quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock: "As always, I'm really looking forward to my home Grand Prix at Hockenheim, which is around 30 minutes from my front door, so it really is a home race for me. It is especially good that this race comes just two weeks after the team's home debut at Silverstone, so this will be the second race in a row where we will have experienced a lot of support from the fans and this always helps to boost everyone just that little bit more. I raced here a lot in the junior formulae when I was starting out in my career and it has a lot of very special memories for me. With so many German drivers competing in F1 this year - six in total - the feeling we will get from the crowd will be incredible I'm sure. It goes without saying that I aim to achieve the best result possible and with the progress we have made in terms of the mechanical and aero upgrades to the car over the last two races I am feeling optimistic."

Why Virgin is getting to grips with F1 Plus

Why Virgin is getting to grips with F1

After a very challenging start to its maiden F1 season, Virgin Racing is now making real progress. And there seems to be more to come

Virgin hoping to retain Glock for 2011

Virgin technical director Nick Wirth is hopeful that Timo Glock will remain with the team next year

Britain Sunday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - 18th: "I had a bad start again and lost position against Jarno and Heikki. In the race I tried to stay with the Lotus, which pulled away slightly. When Heikki went in to the pits I had two really good laps and came in to the pits. The boys did a really good pit stop which brought me out in front of Heikki. Then I was following Jarno and I tried to keep up with him but I had a really big oversteer moment over a bump and nearly lost the car. Heikki then overtook me and so I finished behind the Lotus. On a positive note the pace was good and I was fairly happy with the car."

Britain Saturday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - 20th: "It has been quite a difficult weekend leading up to Qualifying. We experienced a lot of technical problems throughout Free Practice and I couldn't do any proper set-up work. This morning I had a problem with the throttle pedal and I didn't have any proper running on the Option tyre, so we went pretty blind into Qualifying in terms of the set-up. In the end I was quite happy with the car, even though it still isn't fully fine-tuned. However my two Qualifying laps were really good and I'm very pleased to be ahead of Lucas despite the difficulties. We're also closer to Lotus, having beaten Jarno and being only two or three tenths behind Heikki. It is really positive for the Team and shows our aero package really works. With an easier weekend I think we would have been closer to them. We now have to wait and see how the race goes for us but I'm looking forward to a good fight with Lotus."

Britain Friday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - 21st: "A difficult day for me. We had a few problems in the first session with a fuel leak, which cost us pretty much the whole session - I only got two runs at the end. In the second session we had to change the set-up quite a lot, which took up nearly half of the practice. I completed two productive tests but unfortunately the front wing broke over the kerb, so I had to go back to the old one and run the soft tyre towards the end of the session which cost us a lot of performance compared to our new spec. It hasn't been the smooth day we hoped for but I'm confident that tomorrow will bring better things."

Europe Sunday quotes: Virgin

Lucas di Grassi - 17th: "I'm thrilled to finish as the lead driver of the new teams for the first time today and for us to get two cars home again is a fantastic result for our team. For me it feels a bit like a victory and it was definitely one of the best races of my career. The car was performing well - exactly as we had expected it to - and we had a great pitstop which was also well-timed to manage the traffic. We are making good progress as a team and with the car. We had good pace here and this has been a positive step forward for us. We have another one coming for Silverstone - which we hope will be a good one - and then we just need to keep them coming because we are moving in the right direction."

Europe Saturday quotes: Virgin

Lucas di Grassi - 21st: "I'm very happy to be the fastest Virgin Racing driver today. This is my debut year in F1 and I've been learning a lot with each Grand Prix. I've been getting closer to Timo's lap times and to be able to keep pace with someone with his ability and experience is a good measure of the progress I feel I am making. Your team-mate is always your easiest comparison but we are not fighting each other - we are working together to make Virgin Racing the best of the new teams. We have a lot of work to do to improve the car and our pace, so while I'm very pleased with the result today, that is where our focus lies."

Europe Friday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - 21st: "It has been a reasonable day for us apart from the gearbox problem that we had this afternoon. Apart from that the car didn't feel too bad. It's difficult to comment on our pace because I lost some time at the end of the session and didn't get my Option run, but in general I'm happy with the first laps of the weekend and we'll see how it goes tomorrow."

Canada Sunday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - DNF: "A really crazy race all round. I had an okay start but then in turn eight Bruno Senna crashed into the back of my car, which destroyed the rear of the car and cost me a lot of downforce, as well as pushing me off the track which put me last. I tried to catch up but the problems we anticipated with the tyres started early on and our main focus was preserving the tyres. The pit stops were very quick - all five of them! - and the team did a great job. But then I had a steering rack leak ten laps before the end and my race was over. Generally, as great as it is to be back racing in Canada, it has been a tough weekend here for us and we hope for better things in Valencia in two weeks' time."

Canada Saturday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - 21st: "It was quite a difficult session for us today. Because of the problems we had yesterday the car wasn't perfect but we did made quite a nice step overnight which got us close to Lotus today. The car is still quite difficult to drive over the kerbs and bumps but reverting to a higher downforce set-up was the right direction. We will look at the strategy and see how we can make the most of tomorrow's race."

Canada Friday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - 23rd: "It has been a difficult day for us. Obviously we haven't raced here since 2008 and the track conditions didn't really help us today. We have played around with a lot of things on the aero side and I think we were a bit optimistic with our package for here. We expect the track to continue to improve, which will help us for tomorrow, but the competition looks quite strong so we have a lot of work to do this evening to get to where we need to be."

Canada preview quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock: "We head to Canada in good spirits after a positive outcome to our weekend in Turkey, which saw both myself and Lucas take the chequered flag. I'm pretty excited to be coming back to Montreal. It's a race that everyone has a lot of affection for - drivers, team members and fans -so I hope it's back on the calendar for good. I've had a lot of fun races and good results here in the past. In fact, this was the scene of my first F1 race and I got my first championship points in it. I raced here in Champ Car in 2005 and finished on the podium, so it's a circuit that has a lot of happy memories for me. Montreal is also a great city with a fun carnival atmosphere, especially on Crescent Street. Virgin Mobile are presenting the activities there this weekend, so Lucas and I will be down there on Saturday night to say hello to the Virgin Racing fans. In terms of our racing objectives for the weekend, we'll be looking for another two-car finish with more clear signs that we are making good progress with car performance. I'm looking forward to it."

Turkey Saturday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - 21st: "After a difficult opening day here yesterday, we really managed to turn things around for ourselves overnight and because of that we were able to have a much stronger day today. The difference in the car since yesterday was like night and day, so I have to thank the team for that. The car was performing well in Free Practice this morning and I was very motivated going into Qualifying, because it's great knowing that you have a car that will give you the chance to beat the immediate competition. I had a great second lap and felt that we had the car bang on for my final lap. Unfortunately I made a mistake in the first sector and that was that, but I'm much happier with the car and looking forward to the race tomorrow."

Turkey Friday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - 22nd: "Today hasn't been the best start to the weekend. We experienced a lot of balance problems with the car and this morning I was worried because it looked like we were going backwards rather than moving forward in the way we had hoped. Things were a bit better this afternoon but we have to home in on what is causing us the problem and find a solution overnight so that we can improve for tomorrow. Generally, at this stage, we have a big gap to close at the moment."

Turkey preview quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock: "The race in Monaco was disappointing for myself and the whole team, so I'm hoping we can get back to the more positive experience we all enjoyed before it in Spain. I really like the Istanbul Park Circuit. It's a track that really tests you as a driver. There are a lot of talking points around the circuit but the one that gets every driver excited here is turn 8, the triple apex, which is a lot of fun. The cars and drivers pull up to 5G for seven seconds through this left-hander, making it one of the most physical racing corners in the world. One of the other key parts of the track is the slow left-right-left at the end of the lap that leads the cars back into the pits. At the braking point the cars slow from around 300 km/h (186mph) down to 80 km/h (50mph), which makes it the best overtaking point on the lap. All in all, one of my favourite tracks and I'm looking forward to racing there."

Monaco Sunday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - DNF: "It has been a very disappointing end to the weekend. I had a problem at the start and then lost position to Lucas, but I had a really good first lap and overtook Lucas and Jarno Trulli at Loews. This got me into a good position behind Heikki Kovalainen and I could go a similar speed to him, but I had a bit too much tyre degradation on the rear and some problems with the brakes as well. Unfortunately in Casino corner, the rear suspension failed, which ended my race, so we now have to investigate and understand why that happened."

Di Grassi gets revised Virgin for Turkey

Virgin Racing technical director Nick Wirth has confirmed that Lucas di Grassi will run the team's revised car from the Turkish Grand Prix onwards

Monaco Saturday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - 21st: "It is quite frustrating that I was only able to complete three laps in this morning's Free Practice session, because it meant that I had to go into Qualifying blind. So I was quite surprised about how close we were with Lotus but then I felt my lap was really spot-on, with the car almost kissing the Armco in places to get the best time possible. I'm pleased with my time and happy with the job I've done today