VIRGIN Racing stars Timo Glock and Lucas Di Grassi have set one prime target in Melbourne this weekend—to finish the race.
After the disappointment of two non-finishes in Bahrain a fortnight ago, the Dinnington team have spent this week working feverishly on the problems which dogged the two cars with team boss John Booth adamant that everything will be spot-on come Sunday’s big race.
“We have a good team—the best—and I know we will work overtime to sort the problems out,” said Booth. “At least we know what went wrong and the good thing is that the problems in testing didn’t re-arise. We’re looking forward to a good day in Melbourne and obviously our aim is to finish the race and then take it from there.”
Booth arrived in Australia last weekend, by which time the tons of equipment had been transported Down Under from the Gulf. Work started in earnest on the transmission trouble which hit Glock’s car and the minor hydraulic failfure which forced Di Grassi out.
Race two of the championship takes the team a mere 10,600 mile hop from Dinnington to the state of Victoria.
It is a longer, 3.295 mile lap bordered by beautifully manicured Albert Park land and basking in perfect late summer temperatures of around 28°C.
Said an enthusiastic Glock: “It’s a great city and I look forward to it every year. It’s one of the best weekends on the Formula One calendar.”