Malaysia endemic Lotus Racing is frequently declared as the “best of the new teams” but adolescent amateur aggregation Virgin Racing hasn’t accustomed up on abduction that appellation away. VR abstruse administrator Nick Wirth believes that the aggregation charge still ambition finishing 10th in the Constructors’ Championship this year. Virgin is currently 12th abaft Lotus and HRT.
FIA ranks non-point scoring teams based on their best finish, so Lotus’ position is address of Heikki Kovalainen’s 13th abode in Australia. Virgin’s best accomplishment of 14th was accomplished by Lucas di Grassi in Sepang. HRT is additionally advanced of Virgin because Karun Chandhok has chalked up two 14th places.
“We charge accumulate putting achievement on the car. We’ll accumulate blame to the end and see what happens,” Wirth told Autosport. “We switched our focus to development (previously aloof believability troubleshooting) in the additional bisected of this year and we’ve got to accumulate the acquirements ambit going.”
He added that VR’s Hungarian GP showing, area Timo Glock able as the best of the new teams, is affidavit that Virgin now has the clip to claiming Lotus. “The Hungaroring blazon of track, with low acceleration corners, hasn’t commonly favoured us compared to Lotus, so our achievement there shows the basal advance that we’ve made,” he said.
Virgin ability angle a chance, abnormally back Lotus is now putting its assets on designing the 2011 car. Mike Gascoyne said so in our antecedent post. So who will abrasion the brim at the end of the season?