Virgin Racing's new VR-01 car has passed its final mandatory crash test, ahead of a debut track run at Silverstone on Thursday.
The Wirth Research-designed car was unveiled to the public online on Wednesday, prior to two days of shakedown before a first proper test at Jerez in Spain next week. The team has confirmed that the car passed its rear impact structure test on Tuesday night – thereby getting its full sign-off from the FIA.
"We are delighted to have sailed through the sign-off of the VR-01's structural integrity in accordance with the FIA's crash testing requirements," said designer Nick Wirth. "We're all set for our initial shakedown before heading out to Jerez to begin three weeks of testing. Everyone is looking forward to finally seeing the VR-01 on track."