Pic delighted at strong showing

By on Sunday, October 28, 2012

Marussia's rookie Charles Pic expressed his happiness after an Indian Grand Prix that rewarded him with 19th place.

The Frenchman started from last place but made up five spots at the first corner.

"It was a great race for me, especially after a disappointing qualifying yesterday. We didn’t get the chance to show our pace then, but we did today and I am very happy for that", he said.

"I got a very good start and made up five places at Turn 1 and for the first lap, getting ahead of Petrov".

However, Pic was unable to hold off the Caterham's charge.

"They have the advantage of KERS though, so it wasn’t long before he was able to pass, but for the rest of the race we stayed with the Caterhams and as the race played out I was catching up to Kovalainen", he said.

"In the last few laps we were constantly having to back off for the blue flags, which lost us time and meant that we were unable to show that we could catch Heikki, but for sure the pace is there. A great stop by the crew today and very good work by the engineers and mechanics all weekend, especially to help us reverse our fortunes after qualifying".

Timo Glock had a less satisfactory race thanks to a multitude of reasons.

"I was in the wrong place at Turn 1 and lost a couple of positions to HRT. Then I was stuck behind Petrov for quite a lot of laps and by that time the other guys were all gone", he said.

"Generally though I struggled with the pace today; on Friday the car felt much better on the long runs. I also suffered quite a lot of vibration on my front right tyre, especially in S2, and from 25 laps in I had too many blue flags to contend with. The same at the end. Because of this you just lose more and more time and it is impossible to recover".


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