Petroltorque wrote:Its nothing like the FI deal. MVR will continue to use Cosworth Engines, Xtrac transmission and Cosworth KERS. The deal gives access to the Macca Windtunnel and simulation programs.
I'd be suprised if that were to remain the case. If renault are successfull in changing the rules so they can supply their engines to four teams instead of the current three then it would be a fair assumption to say that virgin would pursue the rout of mercedes engine, gearbox and relative kers unit (which ever unit is used with the mercedes engine).
This would effectively contract out a lot of the work they have to do to an outside source who frankly are much more capable than virgin to do this. Then all the team has to worry about is bringing all the different parts together into a more effective package.
If I was running virgin (I wish) then this is the avenue i would take, outsource to effective bussiness partners and then use the limited resources at hand to focus on the remaining tasks. This would potentialy give the team a huge bost performance wise which should hopfully be realised in increased revenue streams from sponsorship etc.
Any way thats my 2 cents, for what it's worth.
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