Marussia progress leaves Glock in positive mood
4 May 2012 – Following the heavy rain of Tuesday, which very much hampered Charles Pic’s only full day of testing at Mugello, Timo Glock was left with a lot to do when he stepped in for Marussia on Wednesday afternoon. However, having completed 110 laps on Thursday alone, the German driver was encouraged as he left the Italian circuit.
Although he may have been 12th on the timesheets, the former Toyota podium finisher was focussing solely on his own programme which consisted of work with various Pirelli tyre compounds, engine calibration and crucial aerodynamic upgrades.
“A pretty good day, I have to say,” he reported, having been only mildly affected by the four red flag stoppages across the day.
“We got a lot of laps and worked our way through many different things with the car. We were able to do a lot of comparisons and a lot of setup work as well so, in the end, I think it was a good last day and we have some important data to look through for Barcelona.
“Now we focus on the implementation for the Spanish Grand Prix and, with some new components, see what we can do there to continue the progress.”
By virtue of Glock’s 14th place finish in the Australian Grand Prix, Marussia remains tenth in the Constructors’ Championship ahead of Caterham and HRT.