Unwell Glock to miss qualifying

2012 European Grand Prix

Timo Glock, Marussia, Valencia, 2012Timo Glock will not take part in qualifying for the European Grand Prix due to illness.

Marussia issued the following statement: “Marussia F1 Team driver Timo Glock will not take part in this afternoon?s qualifying session for tomorrow?s European Grand Prix for health reasons.

“Timo has been fighting a stomach bug since Thursday. He felt well enough to take part in yesterday?s Free Practice sessions and had seemed to be improving. This morning, after free practice three, he started to feel unwell again. It is clear that at this time, he is not sufficiently well to take part in a demanding Qualifying session and needs to recuperate further.

“Timo and the team will now seek further medical guidance this afternoon. Until such time as this guidance has been received, no decisions will be reached regarding tomorrow’s race. A further statement will be issued on Sunday morning.??

Glock said yesterday: “It has not been an easy day of free practice for me. I seem to have picked up a stomach bug over the last couple of days and for a time I have to say I was feeling quite unwell.”

He may still be able to participate in the race if he is judged fit enough and the stewards grant him a dispensation.

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10 comments on Unwell Glock to miss qualifying

  1. callum (@095cal) said on 23rd June 2012, 13:04

    There goes my pick for pole!

  2. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 23rd June 2012, 13:06

    Get well soon Timo! Fortunately he doesn’t have much to lose I guess and he may well benefit from fresh rubber if he does participate tomorrow.

  3. Slr (@slr) said on 23rd June 2012, 14:35

    Get well soon Glock!

  4. marcusbreese (@marcusbreese) said on 23rd June 2012, 15:18

    Time for Maria De Villota to make her race debut, if Glock doesn’t recover for tomorrow?

  5. Traverse Mark Senior (@) said on 23rd June 2012, 15:23

    Hopefully he’ll be fit for the next GP. From a driving perspective, I doubt that he’s too upset at having to miss this GP, seeing as its an absolute borefest.

  6. TED BELL said on 23rd June 2012, 15:58

    He is probably sick of driving such a **** box week after week. These Q1 cars are such a mess and there is absoluetly zero chance of getting results. Only AT sees promise in their futures.

  7. Carlitox (@carlitox) said on 23rd June 2012, 17:46

    Best wishes for Timo, a truly wasted talent

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