Virgin: Glock chases Lotuses before failure

2011 Monaco GP team review

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Glock was thrilled with his qualifying lap and kept Lotus in sight in the race.

Timo GlockJerome d’Ambrosio
Qualifying position2122
Qualifying time comparison (Q1)1’17.914 (-0.822)1’18.736
Race position15
Pit stops13

Timo Glock

Glock wasn’t able to beat the Lotuses in qualifying but was thrilled with his effort: “That was one of the best qualifying laps I’ve ever driven here at Monaco.

“I put everything into it. A couple of times I just brushed the wall and had a couple of slides close to the barriers and in the end I just got a massive lap out of it.

“Just before the crucial lap I said to my engineers ‘This is all or nothing’, and it turned out to be four tenths quicker than the lap before.

“Big thanks to the team – they did a good job and I took my chance to make a bit of a difference. In the end we are only a tenth away from one of the Toro Rossos and right with Lotus, so I’m quite happy with my job today.”

In the race he was able to stay closer to the Lotuses than usual: he was seconds behind Heikki Kovalainen when he retired with a broken rear push-rod.

Timo Glock 2011 form guide

Jerome d’Ambrosio

Had difficulty matching his team mate’s pace during the weekend. Glock was able to make a pit stop and come out in front of his team mate on lap 22.

But he stayed out of trouble in his Monaco F1 debut and brought the car home in front of the HRTs

Jerome d’Ambrosio 2011 form guide

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6 comments on “Virgin: Glock chases Lotuses before failure”

  1. I don’t think any of the rookies from last year had such a quiet season as D’Ambrosio is having. Probably a good thing!

    Wasn’t good to see Glock go out again.

    1. I’m pretty sure that Lucas Digrassi was even more anonymous than he was. Apart from when he crashed on his installation lap in Japan.

      1. Well, but Lucas had his moment of glory exactly a year ago at Monaco holding off Alonso!

        Good to see Glock enjoying it again, a lot better than after Barcelona

        1. He was right to be happy, he beat his team mate by 8 tenths after being beaten in Spain!

  2. If d’Ambrosio continues like that I see him staying in F1 and eventually going to a stronger team. I don’t think he’s just an one-season pay-driver.

  3. Glock always seems to do well on the street circuits. Too bad he retired, it wouldve been interesting to see if he could’ve had a little race with the Lotuses.

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