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Virgin Racing behind schedule but optimistic // Nick Wirth opens up about Virgin's form, whilst Stefan GP scrap test

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This is F1Minute and it’s the 22nd February 2010.

We’ve seen the Virgin Racing team struggle during testing over the past couple of weeks, and technical director Nick Wirth has admitted that the niggles they’ve suffered have left them a little bit behind schedule. He said: “It has been a character-building week, that’s for sure. Despite our best efforts to cure the hydraulic problem which has beset our entire test, this was simply not achievable with the components that we had available in the field.” He did add a positive spin on it though, and said they’ve run with heavy fuel, their lap times aren’t meaningful, and they will be looking ahead to the race.

Elsewhere, Stefan GP have had to call off their test in Portimao this week, as Bridgestone can’t supply them with any tyres. The team, who have no entry to F1 as yet, aren’t allowed to have F1 tyres, and Bridgestone couldn’t get them any GP2 tyres either. Stefanovic also confirmed they are talking with Nakajima and Villeneuve for a drive.

That’s all for now, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.