Virgin Inter Corse

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Flag of Italy svg.png / Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Inter Corse
InterCorseLogo.png
Full Name Virgin Inter Corse
Base Novara, Italia
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Founder(s) Alessandro Linari
Noted Drivers Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Phil McCracken
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Todd Cockburn
First Race 2013 F1RWRS Tasman Grand Prix
Races 0 (32 entries)
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Points 0
Pole Positions 0
Fastest Laps 0
Last Race 2013 F1RWRS Brazilian Grand Prix


Virgin Inter Corse was a racing team founded and managed by Alessandro Linari. After debuting in the 2011 LFS Rejects Cup, the team expanded into other series, with varying degrees of success.

However, in 2014 the team went into administration, and were bought by Scuderia Alitalia

LFS Rejects Cup

Virgin Inter Corse's 2011 LFS Rejects car

The LFS Reject Cup was Virgin Inter Corse's first foray into motorsport, running two rookies, Todd Cockburn and Phil McCracken. It was a good debut season, with McCracken finishing 2nd in the Drivers Championship, and Todd Cockburn scoring extra points to help the team to 3rd in the Teams Championship. However VIC did not submit an entry for the 2012 season, and the series folded before the new season had begun.

F1RLFS's successor, Rejects of LFS was started in 2014 and Parma Corse, initially VIC's spin-off formed to enter Lotus Racing League, competed there, now under new management of Scuderia Alitalia and Il Barone Rampante.

Results

Year Chassis Engine # Drivers 1 2 NC 3 4 5 6 Points TC
2011 Inter FC2011 Hart 830 SOU KYO AST† WES AST BLA FER 34 3rd
9 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Todd Cockburn 14 6 7 13 4 16
Flag of Iceland svg.png Ólafur Ragnar Hannesson TD TD 1 TD TD TD TD
10 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Phil McCracken 1 Ret 2 8 5 11
  • Aston Cadet hosted the F1RLFS Sprint Special, a non-championship charity event with test drivers from every team racing.

F1RWRS

The old Inter Corse logo, used between 2011 & 2013

2013

VIC entered the premier series in F1 Rejects racing - the F1RWRS - in 2013. However, poor management from Day One lead to extremely poor results, with the team failing to make it past pre-qualifying at a single event. They were subsequently kicked out of the series for failing to confirm their entry (the management disappeared at the end of the season) and rubbish results.

Rumors quickly circulated that Linari disappeared after VIC was confirmed to enter F1RWRS that year.

2015 Entry Saga

The team then attempted to re-enter F1RWRS for the 2015 season. They were handed the second entry by the govnerning body, however after Virgin had moved to become title sponsors of Melrose Racing Team, a lawsuit between the two teams began. Predictably, MRT won, and the team folded after it was revealed they had been involved in underhanded dealings with Napoli's infamous Mafia gang, the Camorra.

Results

Year Chassis Engine # Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points CC
2013 Coloni F188C Ford ED V8 TAS AUS MEX USA MON FRA GBR GER NED BEL POR MED MAC CHN JPN BRA 0 17th
34 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Todd Cockburn DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ
35 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Phil McCracken DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ

F1 Rejects Big Car Championship

Dallara DW14 in Virgin Inter Corse livery.

F1 Rejects' answer to CART, F1 Rejects Big Car Championship, was the starting point for the team's rebuilding process. Entering a Dallara-Toyota, the series is still in its infancy when the team entered, but at the first round the team became a solid midfield runners.

When VIC went into administration and were sold to Scuderia Alitalia, the F1RBCC squad was transferred fully to the new owners, for which Inter Corse's original drivers Carsten Jancker and Nobushige Fukuda still competed until the series collapsed after just two races into the season.