Glock: Marussia can keep 10th place
2 October 2013 – Timo Glock is optimistic that his former Marussia team has what it takes to retain 10th position in the Constructors' standings as the 2013 season enters its final six races.
As was the scenario in 2012, Marussia and key rivals Caterham are locked in a close battle for the coveted spot, with Jules Bianchi's 13th place finish in Malaysia at present enough to give the Banbury-based outfit a greater share of the television rights money.
And although Caterham has been showing signs of improvement in recent races, Glock reckons it will take a "chaotic" event to put Marussia's position under threat.
"Yeah, last year we were 10th until the last race," Glock, now contesting DTM with BMW, told GPUpdate.net. "Unfortunately we lost it at the last moment. I hope they can stay ahead this year, even if it looks like Caterham is slightly quicker at the moment.
"Caterham need a chaotic race like Brazil last year [when Vitaly Petrov finished 11th] to beat Marussia. It would be good for the team to keep 10th and to get some money."
Glock went on to explain that it would take an offer from a "top team" to lure him back to the sport, with the 31-year-old German not interested in making up the numbers.
"At the moment I don't really think about it, because it is too far away," added Glock, who has made 91 Grand Prix starts. "F1 is in a pretty difficult situation with the small teams struggling with their budgets. If one of the top teams comes up and wants me to drive for them then I would think about it, although I would need to talk to BMW first.
"In general I'm concentrating on my job and looking forward to my future with BMW."
The full interview with Glock can be read on GPUpdate.net later this week.