Glock: Virgin's problems extremely frustrating
15 April 2011 – A valve problem in his Cosworth engine affected Timo Glock’s running time in China on Friday, with the German seeing Hispania Racing finish ahead of both Marussia Virgin cars on the timesheets. In a comparison with the quickest ‘new team’ car, the former Jordan and Toyota driver was 4.3 seconds slower than Heikki Kovalainen.
“Not a great day,” said a highly aggravated Glock. “We didn't run much today as we had a lot of technical problems.
"In the first practice I had a problem on the rear end and couldn't do much. In the second practice I had an engine problem so I only did about 12 laps and I haven’t been able to do any setup work at all, which is extremely frustrating.”
“Our race weekend here in China did not get off to the most auspicious of starts today and to say our day has been less than straightforward would be something of an understatement,” added Team Principal John Booth.
“Hopefully we have got all our bad luck out of the way today and tomorrow will provide a better reflection of where we stand here.”