2011 German GP team review
Timo Glock announced an extension of his Virgin contract but had little to celebrate in the race.
He brought the car home in 17th place which was the best available on the day but little use to the team in the championship.
|Timo Glock||Jerome D’Ambrosio|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q1)||1’36.400 (-0.241)||1’36.641|
Virgin drivers’ lap times throughout the race (in seconds):
Buemi came past on lap three, followed by the recovering Nick Heidfeld and Paul di Resta. That left Glock in his usual position, watching Heikki Kovalainen’s Lotus getting progressively smaller, while also being one of several drivers to suffer braking problems.
It’s hard to believe he would have signed up for several further seasons if he expects Virgin to remain at this level.
D’Ambrosio had a race-long battle with Daniel Ricciardo, falling behind the HRT and then re-passing on lap 40.
He finished a creditable ten seconds behind his team mate: “I’m happy about the weekend,” he said.
“I feel like I’m back on the right track and although there’s definitely more improvements I can make, particularly in qualifying, I’m going in the right direction.
“The last few weekends have been a bit tough and this is the one I’ll be focusing on. I’d like to keep this momentum in Hungary before the break and stay as close as possible to Timo.”
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