How Virgin made it to the finish line

How Virgin made it to the finish line

Virgin has had its fair share of tribulations to work through so far in its maiden Formula 1 season, so Adam Cooper reports on how just making the finish line in Sepang was a major achievement for the fledgling outfit

One of the footnotes to a busy Malaysian Grand Prix weekend was the fact that Virgin Racing finally got a car to the flag, a feat that fellow rookies Lotus and HRT had already achieved.

It may seem strange to celebrate one finish in six starts, especially in an era when many teams have demonstrated bulletproof reliability season after a season, but the problems suffered by the newcomers have demonstrated just how hard it is to create a car from scratch and get everything right.

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