ESPImperium wrote:Now means the Virgin Team will be arround for a good while, they now have backing and have facilities as well, now all they need is some good driving tallent beside Timo Glock. Id have ideally liked them to take the Williams gearbox liek Hispania, but they want to perservere with the 2004 technology that X-Trac offer, but this could be the last piece for them. If they find the hydrolics are an issue in 2011, id recon for 2012 they will have a decent transmission.
The team has had a rough first year, but its all good for learning and to get things correct from the start.
With their CFD facility, id recon they will make significant inroads in 2011, i recon their 2011 car will start roughly about the 2.5% off the ultimate pace, whitch is about a 1.5% leap from their current pace.
Although that means it will not have any impact on the design of the 2011 contender, Wirth is hopeful that its data will help with the first update package for the new car.
thestig84 wrote:I dont understand the CFD saving money agruement. I know Mclaren spend nearly as much running and maintaining their supercomputers as the windtunnel (not sure on buying/building comparisons). If Virgin are to get CFD only to work they will spend just as much as using a wind tunnel.
I guess they save money by not using both.
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