Glock waiting for answers after wing failure
13 April 2012 – Timo Glock suffered a potentially injuring accident when his front wing flew off during second free practice in China on Friday. As a result of the failure, the German’s car went straight on as he approached the first corner.
Cars rarely find themselves off-track in the first part of the opening Shanghai corner, but Glock became a passenger when his front wing detached itself exactly halfway through the 90-minute session. Slightly shaken, he climbed from his car unharmed.
“I’m fine,” he told Sky Sports in the pit lane. “I had a bit of a problem at the first moment with my left hand - it was just the impact, but it’s fine.”
When asked for his version of events, the Marussia driver replied:
“I don’t know, we have to see the footage, I have no idea. I came down the straight and went straight on. I don’t know when (the front wing) came off, because I just saw it off when I jumped out of the car.”
During pre-season testing for the 2010 campaign, the squad then known as Virgin suffered a number of wing failures at Jerez.