F1 » Glock: It was time for a change

Timo Glock reacts to the news that he will move to the DTM for the 2013 season after his departure from the Marussia F1 squad

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Rick - Unregistered

January 25, 2013 10:49 AM

I'm happy for him. Great that he found quickly a drive where he can compete to win. Year after year of life as a backmarker in F1 must really be miserable.

soaum - Unregistered

January 25, 2013 11:53 AM

In hindsight it is amazing both lotus and virgin started out with multi million pound drivers. I really hope these teams can make the midfield more interesting next year and not rely on lengthy safety car unlapping scenarios.

Arrows - Unregistered

January 25, 2013 12:13 PM

He only chose to go to Virgin because at the time it was unclear whether Renault were going to be in F1 the following year. You have to feel sorry for him, he committed to a team that made next to no progress in 3 years, then had his loyalty repaid like this... Wish him all the best in whatever he does next though, good, solid driver.

David Chaste - Unregistered

January 26, 2013 12:34 AM

What do you mean they repay him like this?

The team noticed that almost everyone of his pay driver teammates were getting more out of the car than him. Almost all of them beat him, and Charles Pic only failed to beat him by one position in Brazil.

The team was more loyal to him. They kept him despite the fact that rookie pay drivers were beating him. Just check the results and end of season standing and see.

Almost no team on the grid would keep paying a driver for more than 2 years, if he had been beaten 2 years in a row by rookie pay drivers. Apparently except Marussia.

meatloaf - Unregistered

January 26, 2013 8:34 AM

To be honest, there needs to be a rule in F1 that guarantees that a drivers contract will not run out because a team has taken their sweet ass time deciding on who to pick for a driver. kinda like, all driver contracts expire at the same time every year, and teams cannot wait until there are no seats left before they decide to dump a driver. Force India does not even deserve a driver for how they handle the contracts. Make em put their driver on the market (or hire him), WELL before the season ends, or WELL before the season starts.

Lykkis - Unregistered

January 26, 2013 8:57 AM

At this rate there will be more talent in DTM than in F1. Kinda like it was in 88-94 and with better cars too... Will follow DTM next year for sure!

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