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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