Small teams 'stuck in vicious circle' – Timo Glock

Published on 29 Jan 2013 17:19
image
Timo Glock has lamented the trend at the back of F1's grid. The salaried German has been dropped by Marussia mid-contract, with the backmarker team openly admitting it needs to replace him with a sponsored driver. 30-year-old Glock has switched to DTM with BMW. "A few years ago," he told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper, "if the gap (to the front teams) was one or two centimetres, now it is ten."

Indeed, HRT has folded, Marussia has cleared space for a second pay-driver, and Caterham is yet to announce a teammate for Charles Pic -- and it is unlikely to be the highly rated Heikki Kovalainen. "As long as this model (in F1) continues, it will be increasingly difficult for the smaller teams to stay in the race," Glock predicted. "And next year, with the new engines, then Red Bull, Ferrari and Mercedes will pull even further ahead." Needing 'pay drivers' simply to stay afloat but then suffering on track as a result, Glock said the smallest teams are "stuck in a vicious circle". (GMM)




Replies (0)
Driver profile
Name Timo Glock
Birthdate 1982-03-18 (32)
City
0 comments on Glock
1 members have this driver as their favourite
Tweets about Glock
          Grand Prix of Singapore
Local time 19:30
Sunday
Race
14:00 - 16:00
 
 
Fastest lap
14:00 - 16:00
 
 
Saturday
Free practice 3
12:00 - 13:00
 
 
Qualifying
15:00 - 16:00
 
 
Friday
Free practice 1
12:00 - 13:30
 
 
Free practice 2
15:30 - 17:00
 
 
 
Championship 2014
Driver standings
1.Nico RosbergMercedes GP238
2.Lewis HamiltonMercedes GP216
3.Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing166
4.Valtteri BottasWilliams122
5.Fernando AlonsoFerrari121
Team standings
1.Mercedes GP454
2.Red Bull Racing272
3.Williams177
4.Ferrari162
5.McLaren110

Grand Prix Calendar
Next Grand Prix: September 21st, 2014
Singapore Singapore Street Circuit