Marussia looking forward to 50th race

By on Friday, August 24, 2012

Photo credit: Marussia F1 Team

Marussia drivers Timo Glock and Charles Pic are hoping for improvements as the season resumes in Belgium next weekend.

Neither driver has scored a point and the team sits 11th in the championship.

"Over the next nine races we will be working hard to optimise our current package, at the same time as doing some important work towards next year", said Timo Glock. "Those races will take place over just 14 weeks though, so with the long haul phase it will be non-stop action. To come back racing in Spa is a perfect way to pick up the rest of the season."

Charles Pic put in a good performance in Hungary and he is looking to continue that momentum.

"My plan is to consolidate everything I have learned from the team and the car and wrap it all together to have what I hope will be an even stronger second part of the year.

Team principal John Booth paid tribute to the team; Spa will mark their 50th race since their debut - as Virgin Racing - in 2010.

"Spa is a great place to get things started. Not only do we all love this circuit, but this year we mark the occasion of our 50th Grand Prix there, which is an important milestone within the team."

"A lot has happened in the short space of two and half seasons of racing but we’re a stronger team as a result and equipped now to go on to bigger and better things. It has been quite nice to note how many of the team have been with us since the very beginning - Timo included of course."

"In young teams a lot can change - especially its people - so it’s very encouraging that we keep building on our original strong core. As for the race itself, we hope to get the remaining Grands Prix off to a strong start in Spa and keep closing the gap to the front of the field.”

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