Pic pleased to reduce gap to Glock
24 March 2012 – Marussia will line up on the penultimate row of the Malaysian Grand Prix grid, with Timo Glock again leading rookie team-mate Charles Pic. Despite this, with just three and a half tenths of a second between the two drivers, the newcomer is closing the gap.
“For me, it was a good qualifying and another good day generally,” he said, having raced in GP2 last year and scored more pole positions than Champion Romain Grosjean. “I am a little bit closer to Timo than Australia and that is the best target I have for now.
“I think there are still a couple of tenths to find but, overall, a positive step. I think it will be a tough race tomorrow; today was just a few laps, whereas tomorrow is 56. The weather is still uncertain, so it will be interesting for everyone.”
Behind Marussia, Spanish rivals HRT have qualified for the first time in 2012.