Glock lamenting back-of-grid position
26 November 2011 – Timo Glock will start the Brazilian Grand Prix from the tail end of the grid, with he and Virgin Racing team-mate Jérôme d’Ambrosio having struggled to respective 24th and 23rd places in Saturday’s qualifying session.
“A bit of a disappointing Saturday, I would say,” reported the German, who was crucially passed by Lewis Hamilton when the latter won the world title at Interlagos in 2008. “The car was bad to drive this morning – suddenly, from one run to another, it had no stability anymore. So it was difficult to go into qualifying with confidence, even though in the first run the car felt okay.
“I got a safe lap in, then I tried to push on the second set of tyres. I had a very good first three corners but then one of the Toro Rossos came out of the pits right in front of me and just stayed there during his out lap, so I couldn’t go quicker and lost some time. It’s a shame as I had to cool the tyres down before doing another lap, but the tyres are never as good as they are in the first lap, at least for me this weekend.
“So we have to start last, which is very disappointing, but we have to see what we can do tomorrow. Maybe the weather will help us a bit but, in general, it’s a shame.”