A day after launching their new VR-01 online the Virgin Racing team will conduct a shakedown at the nearby Silvertstone circuit on 4-5 February. This event will mark the first of the new teams to actually run their cars on track, while Saturday night witnessed the cars Cosworth CA2010 fire up for the first time in preparation for what's to come.
The teams Technical Director, Nick Wirth said, "I'm really happy to have done the fire-up checks and to have reached this new milestone in our schedule as planned. I must say the VR-01 is looking quite a neat package. We all look forward to seeing the car on-track for the first time next Thursday."