Glock signs long-term contract with Virgin
July 24, 2011
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Timo Glock will stay with Virgin until 2014
Timo Glock will stay at the Marussia Virgin team until 2014.
This was announced by the team this morning, before Timo’s home race. Glock has suffered in an uncompetitive car for the past 18 months.
However, after moving from Toyota, Timo claims that he was expecting the drop-off in performance:
"As a driver I knew I would have to go back a few steps in order to move forward.
Now we have tasted the difficult times together I can’t wait to be with the team
when we start to enjoy the good times. And I know they are coming."
He also took this moment to explain the frustration of being in an uncompetitive car:
"I was frustrated, as was everyone else at the team, at certain moments last year.
But for me that takes two to three hours to subside and then I reset my head again
for the next weekend.
For some reason everyone has asked me this weekend how I can still be motivated
fighting for P20 at the moment. For me I jump in the car and I just enjoy what I'm
doing, F1 was my goal and I am just enjoying every time I jump in there and fighting
as hard as possible until the last lap.
It doesn't matter whether I'm fighting for a podium or P20. That's how I was motivated
last year and this year. I set my target for a weekend, and I just want to get more
than 100% out of the package we have at the moment, and that's what I am doing."