Glock 'losing confidence in F1'
“I don't want to talk about protests again,” Timo Glock insisted after the F1 race Sunday. “We've had that the whole bloody weekend and I'm losing a little bit of confidence in Formula 1, because this is not the way to go. I don't know why that happens every time. I am happy to finish fourth, but obviously it is really disappointing for Jarno.
“For us to be fighting at the front like that after we started from the pit-lane really shows the strong performance we have – this is proof that our car has real pace. It was a good race for me and I have to say thanks to the team for their hard work in achieving this.
“My mechanics had two days where they worked the whole night. They had to work from Friday to Saturday because the car was just undividable on Friday – we tried to sort it out and the guys did a perfect job – and then last night as well with the rear wing, and now this is the result. We both started from the pit-lane and we showed really good pace.
“When you see the pace I think it's quite promising, and that shows that the wing that we modified didn't change anything in terms of the speed of the car. The race was pretty exciting, but I was stuck struggling behind the Renault of [Fernando] Alonso for quite a while and it was difficult to overtake. My car felt good, but I couldn't find a way past.
“It felt like I had a KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems) allergy! Every time I was behind a KERS car there was no chance for me to overtake. It was especially tricky being behind the Renault; I lost so much downforce, so when I see a Renault in front of us there is no change from last year in terms of more overtaking or whatever.
“However, when I was in clear air I was able to go about a second faster – so the performance is definitely there. At the end, I knew the last stint on the option tires would be my stint where I could push. That was the strategy that we went for – two long stints on the prime tire and then a short stint on the option, because we knew with more rubber on the track the option was likely to work more easily, and in the last ten laps the lower fuel level made it easier too and I could push really hard.
“The car felt mega on those tires and I was flying. I overtook Fernando with a good move, I think, and Nico [Rosberg] as well. It was a shame at the end that the safety car came out, as I'm sure I could have tried to overtake at least Lewis too because the speed was there. We have to be happy with this result – this is what the team deserves, and at the end it was a good weekend. I said before the weekend that we looked strong judging by our winter performance, and it's great to show that in race conditions.”