VIRGIN boss John Booth has praised his team, despite being dogged by more problems at the Melbourne Grand Prix.
Both Timo Glock and Lucas Di Grassi agian failed to finish in Australia; Glock with a camber shim having worked loose just 15 laps from the end and Brazilian Di Grassi with more hydraulic trouble after 26 laps.
That was on top of the weekend’s revelation that the Virgin cars fuel tanks were under-sized, meaning they were unlikely to complete the race at full speed.
Work at the weekend to solve the problem meant both Virgin cars had to start from the pit lane and both Glock and Di Grassi did run well until their retirement.
Said Booth: “I’d like to applaud the team on a terrific job in the face of a challenging set of circumstances, at the end of a difficult weekend.
“The start from the pit lane was seamless and the boys were ‘on it’ in our first live pit stops.
“We got to almost half distance with Lucas and nearly three-quarters of the race with Timo and with the problems we’ve had I am very proud of the way the team have coped.”