Timo Glock and Kamui Kobayashi were both arguably innocent victims in today’s Indian Grand Prix, with the pair being removed from the action at the first corner. As Rubens Barrichello ran into Pastor Maldonado and forced Kobayashi wide, the Sauber driver rejoined the track into the path of Virgin’s Glock.
“I just came down into Turn 1 on the outside and, all of a sudden, I saw bits flying around,” Glock recalled. “I braked a bit earlier than normal and, when I turned, Kamui Kobayashi suddenly drove straight into me and I couldn’t avoid the crash.
“My front wing was damaged so I came back in to change it and we realized that we also had quite a lot of damage on the left side of the car, so we decided to stop.”
Kobayashi briefly shared his version of events:
“Unfortunately today my race is a very disappointing and short story. After the start I was hit from behind and immediately I saw smoke and fire coming from my car. Obviously there was severe damage, so I had to stop and switch the car off.”
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