Glock: I just didn't have the confidence
13 November 2011 – Timo Glock has admitted that he lacked the confidence ‘to go to the maximum and push’ in qualifying on Saturday, with the Lindenfels man struggling for fundamental grip at the Yas Marina Circuit. The former Jordan and Toyota driver placed his car 20th on the timesheets, just one tenth ahead of HRT F1’s impressive Daniel Ricciardo.
"But my qualifying lap was a good one and I am happy to be in front of HRT and pleased with the lap. It was good and no mistakes. But I’m sure that if we have more confidence in the car we can push more, so we have to look into this and understand why it changed overnight."
Team-mate Jérôme d'Ambrosio, whose lap time was exactly 0.184 seconds slower than Glock, was also optimistic about his chances in Sunday’s race.
"This is a special race track with the timing of the qualifying and race, as the reference points are gradually changing as the light is falling. I hope we can have a good two-car finish for the team."