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Virgin Racing Splits with CFD Technical Director
Posted Wed June 08, 2011 @01:07PM
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News Virgin Racing have axed technical director Nick Wirth following a disappointing start to their second season in Formula 1.

In a bid to cut costs, Wirth pioneered the use of computer technology, known as CFD, to design and develop their car. But the team have yet to score a point and the car remains four seconds off the pace.

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Virgin Racing made news with their announcement last year that they would abandon wind tunnel testing in favor of an all-CFD design.

Various problems in the car design have forced some late modifications to be made and resulted in an uncompetitive performance.

Is this a failing of CFD technology, or a failing of the team's implementation of CFD?

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