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F1 NEW CAR LAUNCHES 2010

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VIRGIN VR01 F1 CAR LAUNCH

 

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Virgin Racing took the covers off their VR-01 on Wednesday,  the following technical specifications for their first-ever F1 car.

Chassis
* Construction - Virgin Racing carbon fibre construction monocoque and nosebox
* Wishbones - Virgin Racing carbon fibre construction with titanium flexure joints
* Uprights - Virgin Racing aluminium alloy construction
* Dampers - Penske
* Wheels and Tyres
* Wheels - BBS
* Tyres - Bridgestone Potenza
* Fuel cell - 'FT5' safety specification
* Fuel capacity - In excess of 200 litres
* Brake Calipers - AP Racing 6 pot calipers
* Discs/pads - Hitco Carbon-Carbon
* Steering wheel - Virgin Racing carbon fibre construction
* Power steering - Virgin Racing hydraulic steering assist
* Driver seat - Anatomically formed carbon composite
* Seat belts - Six-point harness (75mm shoulder straps with HANS system)
* ECU and logging system - FIA standard ECU & FIA homologated electronic & electrical system
* Gearbox - Virgin Racing precision aluminium construction with 7- speed, longitudinally mounted Xtrac internals
* Differential - Electronically controlled hydraulic differential
* Gear Selection - Paddle operated hydraulic shift system with "seamless shift"
* Clutch - AP Racing
* Driveshafts - One-piece driveshafts with integral tripod joints
* Overall Length - Approx 5500 mm
* Overall Height - Approx 950 mm
* Overall Width - Approx 1800 mm
* Wheelbase - Approx 3200 mm

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The Renault R30 has been unveiled by the team at Valencia.

As was widely expected, the new livery marks a return to classic Renault yellow and black colours. The team used a similar scheme for its first F1 team from 1977 to 1985.

Since its return to F1 as a full constructor in 2002 Renault

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