F1 »

Virgin must improve in every direction - Glock

Timo Glock: I think at the end of the year we had quite a good lot of developments on the car, which gave us a good direction. There were a lot of mistakes - but if we sort this out next year we should be in better shape. Let's see.

Timo Glock has said Virgin will need to really up the ante in 2011 if they are to progress and make inroads on the established teams.

Glock was reasonably pleased with how the squad improved last season, and while he only finished in ten of the 19 races - his best result a 14th in Japan, the German is optimistic they will be more competitive than they were for F1 2010.

“It was quite a tough year for everyone, setting up a new team and getting everything ready for the first season was not easy. We had a lot of troubles in the first few races and not a lot of finishes,” he said in a video chat on his personal website.

“But I think at the end of the year we had quite a good lot of developments on the car, which gave us a good direction.

"There were a lot of mistakes - but if we sort this out next year we should be in better shape. Let's see.”

So what races was he particularly pleased with?

“We had a couple of good highlights this season. It is difficult though for the fans to see, because we ran at the back and the cameras don't really see us,” he continued.

“But I think for me the main highlights were Singapore and the race in Monza where I could finish in front of the Lotus [of Heikki Kovalainen] after a hard fight.

“In general I think we have to improve in every direction now. I hope we have a better year in 2011.”


Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Friday Practice 1, Timo Glock (GER), Virgin Racing, VR-01
Saturday Practice, Timo Glock (GER), Virgin Racing, VR-01

Timo Glock (GER), Virgin Racing
Saturday Practice, Timo Glock (GER), Virgin Racing, VR-01
Friday Practice 1, Timo Glock (GER), Virgin Racing, VR-01

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.