There were some mixed fortunes for the Marussia F1 Team in Spain this last weekend. Timo Glock had to sit out most of the weekend, including the race, because of illness and Charles had his best finish of the 2012 F1 Season – P15!
The team worked hard to ensure their sole remaining driver was able to take part and remain competitive at the Valencia GP and with Charles Pic coming in at P15, the best finish of his rookie season, meant that the Marussia F1 Team’s hard work paid off and Marussia were able to displace the HRT’s and finish amongst the Caterhams.
Charles Pic #25
“Having not been so pleased with where I ended up in qualifying yesterday, by contrast I am very pleased with how things have gone for myself and the whole team in today’s race. I think we got the most from our strategy and made everything work well in our favour. I am happy to see the improvement in our race pace and we are back in a better place versus the Caterhams ahead. I am also pleased that we were able to put the HRTs back behind us again and in that sense I had an enjoyable race to be able to do the job we needed to do here. I would like to thank the team for all the hard work over the weekend and especially today when we all pulled together to get the best possible result. It has been a frustrating time for everyone, but I think we can now look forward to the team’s home race in two weeks with a little more confidence and with two cars back in play, hopefully push the improvements some more.”
Some pics from the Valencia GP