Glock battles Lotuses (Virgin race review)

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An aerodynamic upgrade brought Virgin back on terms with Lotus.

Timo GlockLucas di Grassi
Qualifying position1922
Qualifying time comparison (Q1)1’34.775 (-0.437)1’35.212
Race position18
Average race lap1’41.567 (-3.938)1’45.505
Pit stops10

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Timo Glock

Split the Lotuses in qualifying thanks to the team’s upgrade but fell behind Jarno Trulli at the start.

Passed Heikki Kovalainen through the pit stops and was trying to pass Trulli when he made a mistake and slipped back behind Kovalainen:

I had a bad start again and lost position against Jarno and Heikki. In the race I tried to stay with the Lotus, which pulled away slightly. When Heikki went in to the pits I had two really good laps and came in to the pits. The boys did a really good pit stop which brought me out in front of Heikki.

Then I was following Jarno and I tried to keep up with him but I had a really big oversteer moment over a bump and nearly lost the car. Heikki then overtook me and so I finished behind the Lotus. On a positive note the pace was good and I was fairly happy with the car.
Timo Glock

Mark Webber put Glock another lap down on the final tour, but the Virgin driver finishes just a few seconds behind the Lotuses.

Compare Timo Glock’s form against his team mate in 2010

Lucas di Grassi

The only driver from the new teams to retire, once again because of an hydraulic failure.

Compare Lucas di Grassi’s form against his team mate in 2010

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    3 comments on “Glock battles Lotuses (Virgin race review)”

    1. Looks like Virgin is gettin up to doing their planned program after the fuel tank forced them to redo the chassis first. I hope they show some good progres in the next races to give Lotus and maybe STR, Sauber or Lizzi a run for their money in some of the races still to come.

    2. Very positive and progressive stuff from Virgin, this is the first time they are pushing the Lotuses

    3. Glad they finally seem to have been able to get to developing the car after earlier troubles with fuel tank and ongoing troubles with hydraulics (as all the new teams do, thanks x-trac).

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