Glock started well and passed both Lotuses but quickly fell behind them.
Vitantonio Liuzzi gave HRT their best finish of 13th to pass Virgin in the championship
Timo Glock lost places with a flat-spotted tyre in the closing laps in Canada.
In the round-up: Nick Wirth leaves Virgin as the team ditch their CFD-only approach.
Glock was thrilled with his qualifying lap and kept Lotus in sight in the race.
Battle has been joined at the back of the field as HRT put Virgin under pressure in Spain.
Virgin had to abandon part of their upgrade package and Glock failed to start.
A wheel problem for Vitantonio Liuzzi kept HRT from beating Virgin.
But only Timo Glock will have the full upgrade package in Turkey.
HRT have set their sights on beating rivals Virgin in Turkey with a new upgrade package.
Jerome D’Ambrosio out-qualified Timo Glock for the first time and finished ahead in the race too.
The growing gap between Virgin and Lotus was clear as Jarno Trulli passed Timo Glock twice.
Virgin will have few upgrades in the next two races despite almost not qualifying in Melbourne.
Virgin only narrowly managed to get both cars into the first race of the year.
Sakon Yamamoto has joined Virgin as the team’s reserve driver for the first three races of 2011.
Virgin team principal John Booth admits his team face a difficult start to 2011.
Virgin hope to close the gap to the midfield this year but Timo Glock doubts they’ve done enough.
Virgin technical director Nick Wirth says the team investigated making a version of Renault’s exhausts.
Virgin have launched their 2011 F1 car, the MVR-02.
Virgin will launch their 2011 F1 car, the MVR-02, today.