F1 » Glock: Petrov's pass set alarm bells ringing


Timo Glock has revealed that his F1 future was cast into doubt the minute Marussia team-mate Charles Pic lost out to Vitaly Petrov at last year's Brazilian Grand Prix.

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Dylan - Unregistered

January 28, 2013 11:52 AM

Marussia's fatality was letting Charles Pic race that last race in Brazil. Didn't they think maybe Pic would be a problem if racing against Caterham knowing the guy would be driving for them in 2013??? The way Pic didn't fight for the position is clear for whatever reason he let Pretov by without a fight.

derekw - Unregistered

January 28, 2013 12:28 PM

Thank you Timo for being so honest, the team will miss you I am sure of that. It is a pity Pic did not have your honesty and integrity. Good luck for the future Timo.

blublz

January 28, 2013 1:42 PM

Thank you Max Mosely, so we have an F1 where teams without the backing of those damned manufacturers probably won't be able to pay for driver talent, Simon Cowell must be sensing an opportunity here ('Britains got talented drivers' the franchise)

Droog - Unregistered

January 28, 2013 4:34 PM

Sad to lose the only Irish Driver left on the grid..
EJ will be dejected.

Weirdly, I started pulling for Marussia toward the end of 2012, I get the impression that they are a bunch of real Racers and good blokes in general.

Caterham didn't deserve that 10th based on what Marussia did with less resources and no KERS. Besides, Caterham seems to think quite a lot of themselves with no obvious reason to do so.

Equin0x - Unregistered

January 28, 2013 7:00 PM

It seems karma has played its part again, after his move in Brazil 2008 to deny Massa its just right to feel bad in a dry/wet Brazilian GP, sorry Timo your 4million euro paydays are over, yes go on disagree but its the truth.

David Chaste - Unregistered

January 28, 2013 8:53 PM

Max Moseley is the one who had wanted teams to have a budget cap. $40 million per season for 2 cars is more than the budget of any 2 car team in any other series. But somehow the top F1 teams spend almost 10 times that.

Timo didn't just dedicate 3 years to the team. The team also dedicated 3 years to him as well, by paying him handsomely.

Caterham have a sense of pride of themselves because Richard Branson's fortune is about 3 times larger than Tony fernandes'. Richard Branson has even more assets than Mr Mateschitz of Red Bull fame. Yet Caterham has been the leading new team, even when Branson was the main owner during the first 2 years.

Hindsight - Unregistered

January 28, 2013 10:24 PM

Didn't anybody learn from Senna, Prost, Shum, by crashing out your contender and win the championship?

Crash Petrov out and take 10th place. If the idiot FIA can give a way world titles by that means, why not 10th place?

I do not condone it nor accept it, but the FIA has many times in the past.

benignlyindifferent

January 28, 2013 10:30 PM

.... or here's a thought....
perhaps it is time for the power teams of F1 to realize that a more equitable revenue sharing agreement would be in the interests of all teams. Of course the top teams deserve the lion's share of revenues, but it is clear that the smaller teams could benefit with even a little more of the tv revenues.

David Chaste - Unregistered

January 28, 2013 10:39 PM

It's actually because of the top teams that the smaller ones are having a hard time staying afloat.

The top teams are the ones that threatened to break away if there was a budget cap. They are also the ones that wanted Max Moseley out.

They were afraid that if the budget cap came in place it would allow teams that had extensive chassis engineering skills come in and maybe shake things up. Without a budget cap it limits the number of new entrants willing to make a commitment.

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