Virgin Racing only manages 10 laps due to hydraulic problems

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F1 Test, Jerez, Circuit Permanente de Jerezes

The back luck doesn't seem to end for the Virgin Racing team, as today their car suffered a mysterious hydraulics problem that stranded them in the garage for long periods of time throughout the day. And when the VR-01 was able to hit the track, it was only to see if the problem had been solved, thus only rendering them as exploratory out-laps.

Technical director Nick Wirth commented: "We have experienced a sequence of hydraulic problems which were tricky to diagnose on a new car. This caused us to suffer long and frustrating periods confined to the garage and when we did venture out on track it was purely to conduct a series of exploratory out-laps to try to understand if we had cured the problem.

"We eventually discovered the real issue, albeit rather late in the day. Nonetheless, having fully identified the problem, we can fix it tonight and look forward to what we hope will be a more constructive day of running for Timo (Glock) and the team tomorrow."