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Timo Glock signs BMW DTM deal

Former Marussia F1 driver Timo Glock has agreed a three-year contract to race in Germany’s DTM touring car series with BMW. The official announcement is likely to be made on Friday (25/01/2013).

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Marussia a few days ago announced that it is replacing the 30-year-old with an as-yet undecided pay-driver, Glock headed to Valencia where he tested BMW’s M3 DTM car.

“The car is great,”he said. “I can finally go for wins.”

“The team already feels like family to me. I’m all fired up for the season.”

The 2013 DTM season begins at Hockenheim in early May.

Former HRT driver Narain Karthikeyan held talks with Marussia team last week, although he showed interest Indy series for 2013.

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Kubica and Glock testing in the DTM

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Robert Kubica and Timo Glock (former F1 drivers) were testing in the DTM today at Valencia. Kubica was testing the Mercedes C-Class Coupe AMG and Glock was testing the BMW M3 Coupe. Both drivers were driving well in their cars. Kubica could actually drive for Mercedes, Glock has also other options.

Timo Glock leaves Marussia

Timo Glock will leave Marussia for 2013. He had a contract until 2014, but Marussia has financial problems so they need a driver that has sponsors and money.

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Caterham also needs a paydriver and Force India could do a deal with Adrian Sutil. So doesn’t look like Glock will be in a F1 cockpit this year, but he still wants to do Motosport.

It looks like he could drive in the DTM. BMW, Mercedes and Audi have free cockpits, but it’s looking like he will drive for BMW. He was testdriver for BMW Sauber in 2007, so he knows the people there. But a comeback to F1 is currently unrealistic.

Max Chilton to make F1 debut for Marussia in 2013

Max Chilton will make his Formula One race debut for Marussia next season, the MArussia F1 team has confirmed. 

Max Chilton will partner Timo Glock next year, replacing Charles Pic who will  be driving for Caterham next season.

“It’s hard to put into words how I’m feeling today,” said Chilton.

“I am very fortunate to have spent the last six races with the Marussia F1 Team as reserve driver, which means that instead of a standing start, I am already up to speed and at ease with the people, the culture, the systems and of course, the 2012 package.

“During the period since the Japanese Grand Prix, I have watched at very close quarters the incredible commitment and determination to succeed that saw everyone in the team pushing until the very last race. I feel very lucky to be able to embark on my F1 racing career with this group of people.”

“Pre-season testing is just a few weeks away, so my focus now is to continue my physical preparation whilst spending as much time as possible working with the technical team to help develop the car I will drive in my debut F1 season.”

Chilton, 21, drove for the team during the first practice session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this year, as well as at the Young Drivers’ Test sessions.

He spent the last three seasons in GP2, finishing fourth in this year’s championship with two wins for Carlin. He is the younger brother of World Touring Car Championship driver Tom Chilton.

Marussia F1 team principal John Booth said: “We have spent a significant amount of time evaluating his performances during 2012, both in our own car in a testing situation and also from the pit wall as we monitored his progress alongside the other members of our junior talent pool during Grand Prix support races.

“We felt confident enough in his ability and potential to appoint him to the role of reserve driver in September and since that time his development has been rapid in all aspects. First and foremost, he has shown himself to be extremely capable in the car.

“Most recently, in Abu Dhabi, he was put to the test in a competitive environment which included providing him with an opportunity to demonstrate his outright pace and consistency over a single lap. We saw just how much he has progressed even since the Silverstone test in the summer and through the succession of GP2 races thereafter, when he achieved two pole positions and two race wins.

“Not only that, Max very quickly embedded himself within the team, thanks in no small part to the fact that he is a lively and affable character who we’ve enjoyed having around. Having been integral to our race weekend engineering environment for the past three months already – as well as having undertaken a significant part of our simulator programme – Max has already found his feet.”

FP2: Sebastian Vettel fastest again

Sebastian Vettel was fastest again in FP2 with a 1:26.221s, he drove with the softer compound, other drivers drove with hard compound. https://i1.wp.com/www.aajkikhabar.com/en/uploads/images/300x300/hhh_707047.jpg

Teammate Mark  Webber was 0.018 Seconds behind Vettel on P2, o.599 Seconds behind Vettel was title rival Alonso.

Felipe Massa spun twice in FP2 and was ending in 15th Position (+2.075).  Sergio Perez was coming back into the Sauber Cockpit and ends in 12th Position (+1.957) ahead of Michael Schumacher (+2.001).

Timo Glock drove to 22nd (+4.892), this time he was faster than his Teammate Charles Pic (24th/+5.272).

Full Results of FP2:

1 1 S. Vettel Red Bull 1:26.221 35
2 2 M. Webber Red Bull 1:26.339 +0:00.118 +0:00.118 33
3 5 F. Alonso Ferrari 1:26.820 +0:00.599 +0:00.481 34
4 8 N. Rosberg Mercedes 1:27.022 +0:00.801 +0:00.202 38
5 9 K. Räikkönen Lotus 1:27.030 +0:00.809 +0:00.008 40
6 4 L. Hamilton McLaren 1:27.131 +0:00.910 +0:00.101 38
7 3 J. Button McLaren 1:27.182 +0:00.961 +0:00.051 24
8 12 N. Hülkenberg Force India 1:27.233 +0:01.012 +0:00.051 37
9 10 R. Grosjean Lotus 1:27.397 +0:01.176 +0:00.164 36
10 19 B. Senna Williams 1:27.738 +0:01.517 +0:00.341 36
11 11 P. di Resta Force India 1:28.004 +0:01.783 +0:00.266 32
12 15 S. Perez Sauber 1:28.178 +0:01.957 +0:00.174 39
13 7 M. Schumacher Mercedes 1:28.222 +0:02.001 +0:00.044 37
14 16 D. Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:28.239 +0:02.018 +0:00.017 37
15 6 F. Massa Ferrari 1:28.296 +0:02.075 +0:00.057 23
16 14 K. Kobayashi Sauber 1:28.455 +0:02.234 +0:00.159 40
17 18 P. Maldonado Williams 1:28.596 +0:02.375 +0:00.141 38
18 17 J. Vergne Toro Rosso 1:29.167 +0:02.946 +0:00.571 35
19 20 H. Kovalainen Caterham 1:29.320 +0:03.099 +0:00.153 43
20 21 W. Petrow Caterham 1:29.606 +0:03.385 +0:00.286 22
21 22 P. de la Rosa HRT 1:30.950 +0:04.729 +0:01.344 37
22 24 T. Glock Marussia 1:31.113 +0:04.892 +0:00.163 35
23 23 N. Karthikeyan HRT 1:31.372 +0:05.151 +0:00.259 20
24 25 C. Pic Marussia 1:31.493 +0:05.272 +0:00.121 31

Timo Glock says Singapore result worth EUR 10 million

He didn’t even score a point, but Timo Glock’s performance in Singapore on Sunday could be worth as much as EUR 10 million.

The experienced German finished twelfth, which betters Caterham’s best 2012 finish of 13th place at Monaco.

Marussia therefore leapfrogs its green-coloured rival to take the all-important tenth place in the constructors’ world championship with six races still to go. https://i2.wp.com/www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Timo+Glock+F1+Grand+Prix+Singapore+Practice+qf0LRI8flcql.jpg

“We do of course need to hold on until the end of the season and I hope we can,” said Glock.

“Over the last four months we have really closed the gap to Caterham and this is a very nice reward to everyone in the team because it has not been easy.”

The 30-year-old told Bild newspaper: “This twelfth place is worth ten million euros at the moment!”

He is referring to the confidential Concorde Agreement, under which the sport’s top ten teams share a lucrative prize pool.

Bild said Marussia’s total budget for 2012 is only about EUR 40 million.

Glock, meanwhile, said he is staying put for now.

“I have a contract (with Marussia) until 2014,” he revealed.

SOurce: F1zone.net

Timo Glock’s nightmare form is back

Timo Glock’s nightmare form is back.

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In June, we reported that the highly-rated German was at war with the team’s 2012 car — outpaced by rookie teammate Charles Pic and certain something was fundamentally wrong with his chassis. Then, the mystery seemed to be solved when a flaw in the rear suspension wishbone mountings were fixed.

At Monaco, he looked back in the game, but more recently the bad form has crept back in. Marussia even decided to give him an entirely-new chassis for the Hungary weekend, but in Budapest he was outqualified and outraced by the sister car, complaining bitterly about the handling.

“At the moment it’s undriveable,” Glock is quoted by Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport. “We don’t know what it is. “I have oversteer all the time and the wheels are locking constantly.”

Glock said the designers and engineers are at a loss.

“It’s probably a problem at the rear of the car. But what exactly? We don’t know.”

He admitted that Marussia’s technical collaboration with McLaren has not yet borne any fruit. “I had hoped that we would get closer, but right now it’s not the case.

“But at the moment that’s not the most important. What is (crucial) is why I’m losing almost a lap to my teammate,” said Glock.

Source: Forumula1.com