Virgin: Lonely race for Glock

2011 Korean GP team review

Timo Glock spent the race watching the Lotuses drive away from him.

Timo Glock Jerome D’Ambrosio
Qualifying position 21 22
Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’42.091 (-1.392) 1’43.483
Race position 18 20
Laps 54/55 54/55
Pit stops 2 2

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
Timo Glock 120.432 111.018 110.798 109.644 109.248 109.263 109.15 108.867 108.803 108.837 110.011 109.668 109.058 110.01 109.072 130.013 153.146 120.969 111.942 146.627 110.024 107.654 107.545 107.493 107.2 107.903 108.107 107.561 107.267 108.876 108.001 107.53 107.037 106.735 106.347 106.268 106.562 106.353 107.251 106.196 111.105 123.911 105.538 105.548 107.123 104.755 104.81 104.843 108.447 105.955 104.719 104.661 104.536 104.622
Jerome dAmbrosio 122.076 111.635 110.909 110.643 110.433 110.039 110.318 109.518 109.778 109.593 110.137 109.506 109.483 109.606 109.444 128.943 159.961 117.013 111.142 137.454 109.96 108.012 107.83 108.096 108.155 108.187 109.483 108.309 110.651 108.051 108.146 107.468 106.872 106.878 106.871 106.498 106.473 111.246 125.885 105.621 105.58 107.958 105.677 105.646 106.935 105.882 106.09 105.191 105.145 105.398 104.897 104.878 104.746 106.063

Timo Glock

Timo Glock, Virgin, Korea, 2011

Timo Glock, Virgin, Korea, 2011

Start tyre Soft
Pit stop 1 Soft 22.533s
Pit stop 2 Super soft 22.481s

Glock was unable to do anything about the Lotuses, which drove away from him during the race.

After the safety car period he briefly came under pressure from Daniel Ricciardo, but finished almost ten seconds ahead of the HRT.

Timo Glock 2011 form guide

Jerome d’Ambrosio

Start tyre Soft
Pit stop 1 Soft 26.905s
Pit stop 2 Super soft 22.412s

D’Ambrosio had a tough qualifying session, lapping 1.4s slower than his team mate: “It wasn?t a good day for me. The pace is not there and it?s been like that all weekend.”

He dropped behind Ricciardo at the start, briefly got back ahead of the HRT after the restart, then slipped behind him again.

Jerome d’Ambrosio 2011 form guide

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4 comments on Virgin: Lonely race for Glock

  1. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 17th October 2011, 13:27

    Not much to say about this, pretty uneventful!

  2. bananarama (@bananarama) said on 17th October 2011, 13:28

    I really hope next years Virgin will be better, Glock is a solid performer and I really like him (met him once where I live, he has a house here even though he pretends to live in Switzerland for tsx reasons).
    I think d’Ambrosio is doing fine compared to Glock but still I’d like to see Wickens in that car next year just to find out if he is as good as it looks and a small team os always a place to start a career and learn a lot, especially from a driver as experienced as Glock.

    • AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 17th October 2011, 13:40

      @bananarama Given that they give Nick Wirth the boot along with his pure-CFD approach they should be better placed for next year when they can get the new chassis in a wind tunnel. I don’t expect them to be challenging Lotus, however.

    • BasCB (@bascb) said on 17th October 2011, 14:45

      I hope they are really putting a lot of work into next years car. This year they might be best off just training manufacturing, data analyses and team procedures including pitstops, as there’s not much scope to improve to a better position.

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