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F1 – Marussia Virgin and Glock

Timo Glock has signed a long term contract with Virgin Marussia. It remained there until 2014.

Assurance continuity for the British team.

The German is confident in the development of Marussia Virgin, following changes in the factory announced earlier this year to ensure better development of the car.

Thus, the team dropped the simple approach to virtual (computer simulation CFD), to return to a more conventional development with the help of wind tunnel work, in partnership with McLaren Technologies.

Marussia Virgin has also separated from the engineer Nick Wirth and has redeemed its technical office, which provided it since the creation of the team designing the cars.

“I’m especially pleased to be able to announce this news ahead of my home Grand Prix in Germany today, where my career began. The past 18 months of racing have been quite tough, although this was always to be expected,” said the German driver.

“I’ve seen tremendous belief from Marussia and hard work and commitment across the whole team. With the additional steps we have taken – the technical partnership with McLaren and bringing the whole team together – I believe we can achieve our goals together” continued Glock.
Virgin, CEO Andy Webb said: “We are delighted to have agreed a new long-term contract with Timo, which represents another significant step in our plans for Marussia Virgin Racing. Timo’s contribution to the team over the past 18 months has been immeasurable and he has certainly lived up to his commitment to help build a team from within.
Glock first entered F1 in 2004 when he tested for the Jordan outfit. Then it was in 2008 that he became a full-time driver with Toyota.

The team Marussia Virgin will increasingly take advantage of testing during the 2012 season.

This is reflected in the discussions behind the scenes at a meeting FOTA (Association of F1 teams) at the margins of the Nürburgring German Grand Prix on Saturday night.

According to Autosport magazine, it would be a test session between the first races of the season (in Oceania and Asia) and the start of the European season.

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