Marussia to do everything possible to keep P10
1 October 2012 – A major talking point of the Singapore Grand Prix was Timo Glock’s 12th position, elevating Marussia above Caterham to tenth place in the Constructors’ Championship. Now the team formerly known as Virgin Racing strives to hold onto that position.
Marussia’s Marina Bay night race result came as a combination of attrition for others and a significant aerodynamic update which was introduced at the Belgian Grand Prix.
“For this race we again have a couple of new developments on the car suited to this track and I am hoping we will see another step forward and an even better chance of fighting with our immediate competitors and further closing the gap to the front of the field,” Glock says on Monday. “Another tough and demanding race for the team, being a back-to-back with Korea.
“Although Singapore was a tough challenge logistically and operationally, the result there gave everyone a boost which was very nice to see and share in after all the hard work that has gone on this year in particular. I hope we can be strong again at Suzuka and do everything we can to defend our tenth position in the championship.”
When driving for Toyota in 2009, Glock suffered one of the worst accidents of his career. Having understeered off the circuit at the final corner, the German was ruled out of the race and was replaced by Kamui Kobayashi in Brazil and Abu Dhabi.