Virgin: Ordinary race for Glock as d’Ambrosio retires

2011 Abu Dhabi GP team review

Glock was briefly troubled by Daniel Ricciardo on his way to 19th.

Timo Glock Jerome D’Ambrosio
Qualifying position 19 21
Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’44.515 (-0.184) 1’44.699
Race position 19
Laps 53/55 18/55
Pit stops 2 0

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 123.333 112 112.192 111.677 112.768 111.364 111.194 110.895 110.973 111.621 111.114 110.666 111.274 111.683 111.15 110.522 110.782 110.65 110.503 110.451 110.308 110.418 111.325 113.098 112.281 132.106 109.295 111.1 108.941 108.804 108.489 108.807 108.453 108.387 108.419 108.798 108.774 108.947 108.637 108.579 108.312 108.085 109.002 111.499 132.337 110.353 109.919 108.801 110.436 110.062 112.364 109.47 111.758
Jerome dAmbrosio 126.137 114.041 112.335 111.801 112.502 111.367 112.378 112.274 112.112 112.046 111.704 111.468 111.259 111.251 111.301 111.196 112.36 124.449

Timo Glock

Timo Glock, Virgin, Abu Dhabi, 2011

Timo Glock, Virgin, Abu Dhabi, 2011

Start tyre Soft
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.”

Timo Glock 2011 form guide

Jerome d’Ambrosio

Start tyre Soft

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.

Jerome d’Ambrosio 2011 form guide

Robert Wickens

Drove Jerome D’Ambrosio’s car in first practice.

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3 comments on Virgin: Ordinary race for Glock as d’Ambrosio retires

  1. Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 14th November 2011, 10:25

    I think Virgin are really just coasting now, and have been for some time.

    • BasCB (@bascb) said on 14th November 2011, 11:16

      They must be avidly looking forward to next season and a bit of a fresh start now.
      Even HRT seem to have more to look forward to in the races, as they can at least try and pass one of the Virgins during the race.

    • AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 14th November 2011, 21:11

      @BasCB @Prisoner-Monkeys Sounds about right to me. They have nothing to lose. They’re not fighting for any positions and they must be feeling pretty positive after the Marussia deal.

      Expecting a big step next year. They’ve been without Wirth long enough to have 2012 all planned out.

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