Glock crashed out after ten laps while wrestling with a damaged car.
|Timo Glock||Jerome D’Ambrosio|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q1)||1’52.154 (-0.209)||1’52.363|
Virgin drivers’ lap times throughout the race (in seconds):
Glock lost time on the first practice session after colliding with Mark Webber as the Red Bull driver tried to pass him at the last corner: “It was a pretty short one due to the problems on the track and then the incident with Webber, which in the end made us lose a lot of time.
“The rear left tyre was punctured and I didn?óÔé¼Ôäót run again as we didn?óÔé¼Ôäót want to waste a set of tyres in FP1.”
Even on a track he typically excels at, Glock couldn’t get with a second of the Lotuses in qualifying.
His race was ruined on the first lap after he was hit by Daniel Ricciardo. “Not a great weekend for us,” said Glock on Twitter afterwards.
“Unfortunately Ricciardo hit me in the first lap on the rear right. From that moment rear toe was wrong. Car was really difficult to drive, couldn’t hold on track any more.”
Struggling with his car, he crashed out on lap ten: “My steering wheel was not straight, it was quite a lot to the right, and in all the left-hand corners the car was really difficult to drive.
“I had a lot of degradation on the rear right tyre and then suddenly I lost the rear under braking and when I hit the wall I think it broke the rear suspension and that was it.”
|Pit stop 1||Super soft 31.763s|
|Pit stop 2||Soft 31.592s|
Impressively qualified just two-tenths of a second off Glock, and passed his team mate at the start.
He was 17th with two laps to go but couldn’t keep Heikki Kovalainen, who had put on fresh tyres, behind him.
Vitaly Petrov also came past before the chequered flag.
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