Glock questioning ‘very difficult race’ in Bahrain
23 April 2012 – Timo Glock has been left to dissect what was a particularly tough race in Bahrain on Sunday. The German began his weekend by being out-qualified by Marussia team-mate Charles Pic, then suffering a number of difficulties after the red lights went out.
“It was a very difficult race today,” said the German, who had led the Sakhir race for Toyota in 2009, when the Grand Prix circuit configuration was last used.
“I had no balance in the car, no speed and no chance to push after the second or third lap. The rear tyres dropped off massively and every time I did try to push, the rears locked under braking and I had no braking stability. Unfortunately, this is a weekend to learn from then put behind us quite quickly.
“We have had a complex journey from Friday to Sunday and we need to retrace our steps and look at the setup decisions we made in order to understand how we can improve and apply the updated package from Spain.”
As the Marussia pair finished 14th and 15th in Round 1, they still sit ahead of Caterham and HRT for tenth place in the Constructors’ Championship.