Marussia Virgin Racing

Marussia Virgin Racing: Lightning Strikes


Silverstone, UK
Thursday 7 July 2011

Lightning McQueen, the star of Disney.Pixar’s ‘Cars 2’, arrived in the Silverstone Paddock today to meet up with the Marussia Virgin Racing team. Drivers Timo Glock and Jérôme D’Ambrosio, in their new Disney.Pixar ‘Cars 2’ branded racesuits, posed with Lightning, one of the stars of the film, and some of his fans at the start of the team’s home Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone.

The Marussia Virgin Racing Weekend at Stowe School is the next stop for Lightning McQueen later today where he will spend time with the drivers and team as well as 400 members of the Marussia Virgin Racing fan fraternity, who are gathering for three days of racing, music and entertainment.

Timo Glock commented:
“It’s great being involved with a film like Cars 2 which introduces car racing to a whole new audience.”

Jérôme D’Ambrosio said:
“There’s been a real buzz around the paddock today. Everybody is stopping at our motorhome!”