Virgin Racing VR-01 technical specifications

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The new Virgin Racing Formula One team, one of the sport’s four new entrants for the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship, has unveiled its debut race car - the VR-01. The car has been designed solely by using CFD by Nick Wirth.


Construction: Virgin Racing carbon fibre construction monocoque and nosebox


Wishbones: Virgin Racing carbon fibre construction with titanium flexure joints
Uprights: Virgin Racing aluminium alloy construction
Dampers: Penske

Wheels and Tyres

Wheels: BBS
Tyres: Bridgestone Potenza

Fuel System

Fuel cell: ‘FT5’ safety specification
Fuel capacity: In excess of 200 litres


Calipers: AP Racing 6 pot calipers
Discs/pads: Hitco Carbon-Carbon


Steering wheel: Virgin Racing carbon fibre construction
Power steering: Virgin Racing hydraulic steering assist
Driver seat: Anatomically formed carbon composite
Seat belts: Six-point harness (75mm shoulder straps with HANS system)


ECU and logging system: FIA standard ECU & FIA homologated electronic & electrical system


Gearbox: Virgin Racing precision aluminium construction with 7-speed, longitudinally mounted Xtrac internals
Differential: Electronically controlled hydraulic differential
Gear Selection: Paddle operated hydraulic shift system with “seamless shift”
Clutch: AP Racing
Driveshafts: One–piece driveshafts with integral tripod joints


Overall Length: Approx 5500 mm
Overall Height: Approx 950 mm
Overall Width: Approx 1800 mm
Wheelbase: Approx 3200 mm


Designation: Cosworth CA2010
Duty Cycle Type: 4 stroke reciprocating piston, normally aspirated
Configuration: 8 cylinders in banked V configuration with an angle of 90 degrees
Construction: Cast aluminium alloy cylinder block and head, forged aluminium pistons, steel crankshaft
Capacity: 2,400cc
Valves: 32 with pneumatic valve springs
Maximum Speed: Limited to 18,000rpm
Timing: Double overhead cams driven via compliant gear from crankshaft
Mass: In excess of 95kg
Cylinder Bore: Less than 98mm
Fuelling: 8 injectors supplied by a pressurized system at 100bar
Ignition: 8 ignition coils each driving single spark plug
Lubrication: Dry sump
Spark Plugs: Champion

Source Virgin