Before you get any wrong ideas about the usage of the word Virgin, I’m referring to Richard Branson, the owner of the Virgin Group (that has entities in music, telecommunications among other things).
Anyway, the currently bankrupt Honda team has confirmed that Branson is one of many possible buyers of the team, and Branson already has the blessing of Nick Fry & Ross Brawn to purchase the team. But if a deal is to be made, it must be approved by Honda’s board-of-directors in Tokyo, according to a Honda spokeslady. If the deal is approved by the Board of Directors, before the opening race weekend in Melbourne, Jenson Button and Bruno Senna (Ayrton’s nephew) will race for the team.
Senna was interviewed by Italian magazine Autosprint and said “It’s always better to be in F1, even under difficult conditions, than to be out of it,” in regards to the non-existance of winter testing by the Honda team.