Virgin Racing will now sit out Friday morning's testing action at Jerez in Spain, while it completes modifications to its car's front wing following yesterday's failure.
The team was forced to cut short its running on Thursday when the front wing of Timo Glock's car came off after he had completed just 11 laps of dry running. With the team not wishing to take any risks, it is flying out new parts to strengthen the front wing to ensure that there will be no repeat. However, those parts are not expected to arrive at Jerez until midday Friday, which means Lucas di Grassi will have to wait until this afternoon to get his first taste of the car.
Virgin Racing has had a baptism of fire during its debut F1 test. Its VR-01 completed just a handful of laps on the first day because it did not want to risk an accident in the wet conditions, and Glock managed just 11 laps on the second day prior to the wing problem.
Glock's best lap during his brief outing was more than seven seconds slower than the next best car. Missing Friday morning's session could also result in the team losing out on the best track conditions, with rain forecast for Jerez later on.