Virgin: Glock chases Lotuses before failure

2011 Monaco GP team review

Glock was thrilled with his qualifying lap and kept Lotus in sight in the race.

Timo Glock Jerome d’Ambrosio
Qualifying position 21 22
Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’17.914 (-0.822) 1’18.736
Race position 15
Laps 30/78 75/78
Pit stops 1 3

Virgin drivers’ lap times throughout the race (in seconds):

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 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78
Timo Glock 101.681 84.804 83.595 82.998 82.758 82.831 82.762 82.957 82.626 82.579 82.643 82.737 82.265 82.486 83.066 82.777 82.51 82.221 82.575 82.496 83.922 102.778 90.573 83.237 82.92 82.656 82.737 83.194 82.514 82.102
Jerome dAmbrosio 102.729 85.547 84.482 83.765 83.368 83.157 82.958 83.071 83.11 83.073 82.923 82.682 82.859 83.264 83.921 83.267 83.786 83.189 83.284 84.27 83.682 84.413 84.013 85.414 85.713 84.502 86.485 85.886 84.43 84.338 84.972 85.696 120.716 102.599 90.656 101.276 113.74 85.791 83.962 87.647 84.778 83.056 82.345 83.134 84.365 82.385 82.815 83.664 82.859 82.683 82.943 84.043 83.259 83.589 85.424 84.796 83.36 83.842 84.236 84.571 84.988 89.561 108.656 89.176 81.485 87.886 124.805 123.812 123.648 86.803 87.27 85.501 81.572 81.391
Timo Glock, Virgin, Monaco, 2011

Timo Glock, Virgin, Monaco, 2011

Timo Glock

Glock wasn’t able to beat the Lotuses in qualifying but was thrilled with his effort: “That was one of the best qualifying laps I?ve ever driven here at Monaco.

“I put everything into it. A couple of times I just brushed the wall and had a couple of slides close to the barriers and in the end I just got a massive lap out of it.

“Just before the crucial lap I said to my engineers ‘This is all or nothing’, and it turned out to be four tenths quicker than the lap before.

“Big thanks to the team – they did a good job and I took my chance to make a bit of a difference. In the end we are only a tenth away from one of the Toro Rossos and right with Lotus, so I?m quite happy with my job today.”

In the race he was able to stay closer to the Lotuses than usual: he was seconds behind Heikki Kovalainen when he retired with a broken rear push-rod.

Timo Glock 2011 form guide

Jerome d’Ambrosio

Had difficulty matching his team mate’s pace during the weekend. Glock was able to make a pit stop and come out in front of his team mate on lap 22.

But he stayed out of trouble in his Monaco F1 debut and brought the car home in front of the HRTs

Jerome d’Ambrosio 2011 form guide

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6 comments on Virgin: Glock chases Lotuses before failure

  1. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 30th May 2011, 12:33

    I don’t think any of the rookies from last year had such a quiet season as D’Ambrosio is having. Probably a good thing!

    Wasn’t good to see Glock go out again.

    • Wificats said on 30th May 2011, 13:11

      I’m pretty sure that Lucas Digrassi was even more anonymous than he was. Apart from when he crashed on his installation lap in Japan.

  2. Klaas said on 30th May 2011, 12:58

    If d’Ambrosio continues like that I see him staying in F1 and eventually going to a stronger team. I don’t think he’s just an one-season pay-driver.

  3. US_Peter (@us_peter) said on 30th May 2011, 19:45

    Glock always seems to do well on the street circuits. Too bad he retired, it wouldve been interesting to see if he could’ve had a little race with the Lotuses.

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