# Virgin two seconds off Lotus’s pace

### 2011 Malaysian GP team reviewPosted on | 11th April 2011, 13:0111th April 2011, 13:03Author Keith Collantine

Virgin were not far off Lotus’s pace in the first race at Melbourne.

But the growing gap between them was made clear when Jarno Trulli easily passed Timo Glock at the start.

 Timo Glock Jerome d’Ambrosio Qualifying position 21 22 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’40.648 (-0.353) 1’41.001 Race position 16 Laps 54/56 42/56 Pit stops 2 2

Virgin drivers’ lap times throughout the race:

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/charts/2011drivercolours.csv
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 Timo Glock 121.234 110.257 109.443 108.197 107.944 108.006 108.357 108.397 107.885 108.355 108.402 108.392 110.405 109.144 109.046 109.134 112.268 128.467 106.965 107.344 107.141 108.282 107.213 107.786 107.04 106.728 106.718 106.066 106.591 107.349 110.027 108.38 106.974 111.188 127.482 105.628 105.704 105.811 106.106 108.488 107.765 106.324 105.975 106.587 106.403 107.409 107.345 106.686 108.279 105.357 107.428 107.891 107.208 107.36 Jerome dAmbrosio 122.159 110.009 109.235 108.224 108.518 108.273 108.398 108.591 108.757 108.412 109.631 110.399 109.478 109.57 110.284 110.8 114.904 131.736 106.061 106.07 106.011 106.566 107.576 106.907 106.878 106.248 106.8 107.499 108.162 107.591 107.906 107.956 108.51 108.938 113.353 127.135 107.07 105.681 105.441 105.53 105.346 105.658

Timo Glock

Glock was a full two seconds slower than Heikki Kovalainen in qualifying.

He got ahead of Trulli at the start, but admitted: “I was only able to defend the position for so long before he was able to get past.” Trulli came past him on lap three and pulled away at more than a second per lap.

Trulli had a slow first pit stop and dropped back behind Glock, but was once again able to catch and pass him with ease.

He was at least able to post his first of the year in 16th but was a lap behind Kovalainen.

Timo Glock 2011 form guide

Jerome d’Ambrosio

D’Ambrosio suffered a right-front suspension failure in the first practice session on Friday, which sent him into the gravel at the final turn. He missed the second session while repairs were being made.

Nonetheless he qualified four-tenths of a second behind his team mate on the 11th row. He kept pace reasonably well, and was within ten seconds of Glock when he was forced to retire on lap 43. He hit a kerb too hard, causing the ignition to cut out.

Jerome d’Ambrosio 2011 form guide

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