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Virgin VR01 – B spec car since Spain


       Virgin asked permission from FIA to construct a B version of its VR01 because the car carried a smaller fuel tank than needed to complete a full race distance in some occasions . The problem was caused by miscalculating Cosworth engine fuel needs in high fuel demanding tracks .

        Despite the fact that chassis are homologate FIA gave the green light as some changes are possible for reliability issues . A single new car was available at Spain and Monaco only for Timo Glock while Di Grassi had to race the old car . However both Virgin drivers had the new car since Turkey .

    The B version had a longer wheelbase to accommodate a larger fuel tank and an updated engine cover and rear zone .

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