Glock braced for tough weekend in Montreal
9 June 2012 – Eight years ago, Timo Glock’s Grand Prix career began in dramatic fashion at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Then replacing Giorgio Pantano at Jordan, the German handsomely ended his maiden Formula 1 weekend in seventh position and ahead of his more experienced team-mate. Now with Marussia, the German is expecting a hard time this weekend.
“It has been a difficult start in Montreal for us today,” Glock said after finishing Friday practice in 22nd position, behind the leading HRT of Pedro de la Rosa. “The performance of the car was not perfect. We tried to evaluate some downforce levels in P1, but in general it was a bit difficult as the track was very green this morning.
“In FP2 we tried some setup changes again. I made a little mistake at Turn 1, when I had a bit of a spin. In general I think it is not our strongest track here, but we have to try to get on the top of the problems. Brake instability is still a problem here.
"The other teams are looking quite strong so I think we have a difficult weekend in front of us; now we have to work hard overnight to get the car in better shape and see what we can do tomorrow.”
In the second car, Charles Pic suffered a similarly difficult time as he completed the timesheets behind Narain Karthikeyan and in 24th place.