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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Branson launches Virgin

Sir Richard Branson surprised the F1 world by officially launching Manor GP as Virgin Racing.

Oh, you knew that was going to happen? Well, now it is official, and we have learned:
  • Virgin Racing will have the smallest budget on the grid: £40million
  • Virgin Racing will have the most stylish jackets

Virgin Racing Media Launch

When explaining his decision to move from champions Brawn GP to his own squad, Branson said:

"Our first year in F1 was tremendous for the Virgin brand, so why not go in again with a new team from scratch?"

The mogul continued to say with “engineering prowess, great drivers and a great affinity with the public” on its side the team was destined for great things.

Timo Glock had been revealed as a driver previously. He will team with Lucas di Grassi, Brazilian GP2 standout and ex-Renault test driver. Don't miss the top stories of the day, subscribe to the SpeedRead Web newspaper now! -- Email SpeedRead -- Learn more about author C.D. Six


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