Graeme Lowdon on Virgin's deal with McLaren

Graeme Lowdon on Virgin's deal with McLaren

After a difficult start to its second season in Formula 1, including a parting of ways with Wirth Research, Virgin Racing received a welcome boost when it announced a new technical tie-in with McLaren. AUTOSPORT spoke to sporting director Graeme Lowdon about what the deal means for his team…

The build-up to the British Grand Prix could have been turbulent for Virgin Racing, with the team announcing only a few weeks ago that it was to part ways with its technical director Nick Wirth.

On Monday July 5, however, the team received a welcome boost by revealing it had concluded a deal to receive technical assistance and advice from McLaren. As part of the deal, Virgin will have access to McLaren's facilities - such as test rigs, simulators and computer technology - plus its wind tunnel.

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