Brundle pleased about Virgin team name change

Martin Brundle is relieved he will no longer have to use the word ‘Virgin’ whilst calling Formula One races. The BBC’s lead commentator is referring to Sir Richard Branson’s well-known brand, which has had naming rights at the new-in-2010 British team for the past two seasons.

For 2012, however, with Virgin remaining a sponsor, the team has been granted permission by the F1 Commission to revert to the name of its Russian supercar partner Marussia.

The news, including the Renault/Lotus and Lotus/Caterham name changes, has also been rubber-stamped by the governing FIA.

Regarding Virgin, former McLaren driver Brundle wrote on Twitter: “As (a) F1 commentator I’m so pleased Virgin are changing name next year.

“I have a mental red alert every time I mention their car in close action”, he added.


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