2011 Canadian GP team review
Virgin fell to last in the championship as their drivers finished behind Vitantonio Liuzzi.
|Timo Glock||Jerome d’Ambrosio|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q1)||1’18.537 (-0.877)||1’19.414|
Virgin drivers’ lap times throughout the race (in seconds):
Was 14th with seven laps to go before being passed by his team mate and Narain Karthikeyan.
Glock said: “It was a bit of a shame in the last part of the race as I had quite a good pace and I managed to catch and pass [Jarno] Trulli.
“But then I had a massive lock-up on both front tyres which cost me badly at the end. I couldn’t go flat any more on the straights because of all the vibrations, so when Karthikeyan came up behind me I tried to stay in front but he made a move into the last corner and pushed me off the track. He short-cut the chicane when he overtook me and Jerome got by in that incident too.
“On the last lap there was nothing I could do as the tyres were completely destroyed.”
Glock was promoted to 15th by Karthikeyan’s penalty.
Crashed heavily at the end of second practice, damaging his chassis and having to switch to the spare.
He was outside of the 107% time in Q1 but the stewards allowed him to start the race.
He said: “Getting the car built overnight and running again was a huge task for the guys but only half the battle as we then had just this morning’s free practice session to try to arrive at a set-up that would enable us to qualify.
“In the end it wasn’t enough and I’m just very disappointed for myself and the team to have missed out. The car felt completely different to yesterday and clearly Timo’s time is more representative of what we should have achieved in qualifying”.
D’Ambrosio picked up a penalty during the race when the team incorrectly switched him to intermediate tyres before the race suspension had ended. He finished 14th.
2011 Canadian Grand Prix
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