Reasons for positivity at Marussia

By on Saturday, September 8, 2012

Timo Glock and Charles Pic expressed satisfaction after qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix.

Glock and Pic will line up 20th and 21st after a good day for the Marussia team.

"The car balance was a little bit out and not the same as yesterday, but we tried some new stuff for qualifying and I was happy with the changes. In the first run I got a good tow because our downforce package is pretty efficient, but if you get a tow you gain quite a lot of top speed as well", said the German driver.

"On the second run, straight away I felt that the tyres were completely different in terms of traction and I wasn’t able to get a tow. We were quite close to Petrov, so there is good reason to be positive, but the second set of tyres is normally quicker and the track is faster, so on that side it’s a little frustrating. We need to analyse the data now and see what the problem is, so we can get the best out of the car tomorrow"

Pic was narrowly behind Glock, but still saw reasons to be happy.

"I think it was a good qualifying for me. I had some traffic on the first set of tyres, but things went better for me on the second set. We had to make a small change this morning which has perhaps cost us a little bit, but generally I’m happy with today and I think there is more to come tomorrow. We are closer to the cars ahead again, so another step - this time in qualifying, not just the race."


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