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Glock: Virgin 'serious' about new F1 challenge

An added benefit is that Glock knows Di Grassi well from their time spent together in GP2, most notably duelling for the title in 2007 – a battle that the Lindenfels native won by eleven points. Moreover, at just 27 he will incredibly be the oldest member of a very young, four-strong driver line-up – including test and reserve drivers Alvaro Parente and Luiz Razia – but then that, he reasons, is what makes Virgin stand out from the crowd all-round.

“Lucas and I had a really, really fair fight,” he recalled of the pair's GP2 squabbles. “I like him as a driver, and as a person he's a really relaxed guy. He's really quick – he won Macau in F3, which is a benchmark, and he beat [Robert] Kubica – and I'm looking forward to it. He has a lot of experience from Renault, which is positive for us, so I'm happy to have him as a team-mate and I think that's quite a nice driver line-up for us in the first year.

“I'm the oldest of the drivers, which is a strange feeling, but that's just a feature of Virgin – in the whole team there are a lot of experienced guys as well as young people. The mix is really, really good.”

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by Russell Atkins



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