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Glock: Shame but safety first

Timo Glock disappointed as Marussia forced to miss final F1 test with its new car
Timo Glock admits it is disappointing that the Marussia Racing team is to miss the final pre-season test of the year in Barcelona this week, although the German insists that safety has to come first.

The team had already been forced to delay the debut of its new car – the MR01 – and had planned to give it a first run in the final test before the new season gets underway in Australia.

However, the team has fallen foul of new regulations which state that cars have to pass all of the required FIA crash tests before being allowed to hit the track.

With the MR01 having failed to pass one of the tests [See separate story HERE], Marussia now faces the prospect of heading to Albert Park with no prior running and Glock admitted it was a disappointment.

“Of course, it is a shame that we can't test in Barcelona,” he told DPA, “but safety has to come first. We will be competing with our new car in Melbourne.”

The fact that the new MR01 isn't able to run will also work against Glock's new team-mate Charles Pic, who is set to lose out on valuable track time ahead of his debut season.



Tagged as: FIA , Glock , Timo Glock , marussia , MR01

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walrus909

February 28, 2012 1:11 PM
Last Edited 916 days ago

Safety... Just watched highlights of the Timex 37 hours, er Daytona 500. Seems while their 'safety car' is out and cars are running at 100 catching the tail of the pack, they deploy multiple lorries filled with jet fuel towing helio engines to blow the marbles off the track. Poor Montoya, drive train locks up, he slides into behemoth rolling bomb, mayhem insues. Thankfully Juan and lorry driver are uninjured. Maybe time for a rethink boys? or is this part of the show.



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