Glock was briefly troubled by Daniel Ricciardo on his way to 19th.
|Timo Glock||Jerome D’Ambrosio|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q1)||1’44.515 (-0.184)||1’44.699|
Virgin drivers’ lap times throughout the race (in seconds):
|Pit stop 1||Soft 21.792s|
|Pit stop 2||Medium 20.561s|
Glock had a fairly typical weekend, qualifying and finishing behind the two Lotuses: “I had a strong start, the speed was not too bad and I was in front of a couple of quicker guys, even though in the end they caught us up. I just drove my race and my engineer kept me updated about the gap to the guys behind, which was quite easy to manage.
“In the second pit stop I think Ricciardo pushed a bit more, but I still managed to stay in front of him as well as keeping an eye on the rear tyres.
“In the end I got the best out of the car even though I have to say it was a bit difficult with the last set of tyres because the medium compound combined with all the blue flags made it difficult to get them up to temperature.”
D’Ambrosio was pipped by Ricciardo in qualifying and slipped to the tail of the field during the race.
But on lap 17 he felt a problem with the brakes and, with debris coming off the front-left wheel, the team decided to retire him.
Drove Jerome D’Ambrosio’s car in first practice.
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