Hungary ‘a second home race’ for Glock
24 July 2012 – Timo Glock claims that the Hungarian Grand Prix feels like a second home race, as the German adapts to the Hungaroring quickly and has enjoyed strong results in the past. When driving for Toyota, he picked up his first Formula 1 finish in 2008.
Four years ago, Glock was set to finish third, but ended up second only to Heikki Kovalainen’s McLaren after Felipe Massa’s Ferrari engine expired in the closing stages.
“I’ve always had a bit of a special feeling about the Hungarian Grand Prix, to the point where it almost feels like a second home race,” Glock says on Tuesday. “I have quite a lot of fans, particularly since I got the first podium finish of my F1 career there in 2008. Every time, I look forward to going there because for some reason I always seem to come to terms with the track very quickly and I’ve always enjoyed good races because of that.
“I think the weather will be a lot hotter – and drier – than at Hockenheim. Sometimes the heat can be quite fierce, a little like Valencia; physically, it can be quite exhausting because of this, especially if it continues all weekend. It’s a back-to-back with Germany, so a tight turnaround for the team who have to cope with the heat as well.”
Marussia held tenth position in this year’s Constructors’ Championship after Glock finished the Australian Grand Prix in 14th position. The team formerly known as Virgin Racing then dropped back behind Caterham, when Kovalainen came 13th in Monaco.