The Marussia F1 Team’s home Grand Prix, The British Formula One, was extremely challenging for all F1 Teams. The weather was a talking point for everyone and created a number of issues for teams and fans alike. Luckily the teams got to complete qualifying, and the fans were able to enjoy the action on a dry and sunny race day.
Timo Glock and Charles Pic put in a solid performance and ensured a double finish in their new Upgraded MR01′s, coming in at P18 & P19 respectively. The good news is that the upgrades helped them to get further in front of the HRT’s and one step closer to the Caterham team which is currently the main goal of the Marussia F1 Team. The team also took strength from the fact that Maria’s condition appears to be getting better, and most F1 drivers showed their support by wearing Maria’s star logo on their helmets or cars.
Timo Glock #24
“In general a tough week for us. It was difficult for everyone in the team to get into the weekend, but we had to do our job here, and as professionally as possible, and that is what we have done, so I think everyone can feel very proud of that. The running started out a little chaotic with the weather conditions being so up and down and our qualifying result was disappointing because we could have been in Q2. Then, having prepared for a wet race, it ended up being a completely dry race, so it has been a very changeable and, at times, frustrating weekend. I think we can be pleased with a solid P18 and with two cars home we can learn some important things about our package. It felt good from the first lap, so as we understand it more I hope we can improve it. Next, we will see what we can do in Hockenheim where, it goes without saying, I am hoping we can have a strong race in front of my home crowd to thank them for their unrelenting support.”
Charles Pic #25
“We can be happy to have both cars finish the race and this gives us plenty of information to work with to develop our new package. We lost some time on the first set of tyres as we were faster than the HRTs, but we were stuck behind them and couldn’t get past. We pitted early for our first stop and this worked well and enabled us to show good pace after this. Thanks to the crew who did a good job with the second stop and this allowed us to jump De La Rosa. I think, all things considered, we have done a solid job here this weekend and can look forward to Germany with a little more optimism.”