Timo Glock "My predictions are often not come true"
Timo Glock, even last year, speaking in Formula 1, now the masters a new case now he DTM racer, he has a long-term contract with BMW, and it's quite a new page in his biography. In qualifications at the Moscow Raceway Timo not lucky at the decisive moment prevented him traffic. In an exclusive interview nonf1.ru he told about experience of performances in the new League, but not forgotten and about F1.
Timo Glock No, the track is good, but I'm just not lucky. At the second set of tyres we planned to leave at the end of the session, but this time another car just went out with weights after a technical inspection, I had to wait for the pit lane extra 15 seconds, and eventually I was on the road at the wrong time behind the group of 4 - 5 cars. In the end, at the second set of rubber I could not normally go fast, although all the others improved their results.
Of course, I was upset because I felt that we could go faster, and now have to think about how to rectify the situation during the race. Although the machine was not of the best handling.
Timo Glock is all good, although the series DTM quite similar to the Formula 1. Season consists only of 10 rounds, weekend a very short one training session, and then immediately qualification, and the next day - race. But this is an interesting new challenge, I like to solve it, the more that I once again driving a nice car and I can fight in the first rows. The last three years, Marussia F1 I lost the leaders of three-four seconds on the circle - it was such a machine. And now I lose only a couple of tenths, so the race are more fun. And I like it
Question And have you already once on the podium
Question different riders in different years we have heard impressions about cars DTM standard, for example, from David or from Ralf Schumacher, and how would you define the key difference between the technique of the championship and the Formula 1
Timo Glock If we talk about the pilot, the main difference is that the machine DTM heavier, less powerful, and tires grip the track is not as good as rubber in F1. Everything is very different, and to have a good speed driving the car DTM, you have to re-conceptualise approaches to pilot and very significantly change his style.
I must continue working on it, but the difficulty is that every time we go to the next track, the car behavior changes, you have a different vibe from the office, and in just a half hour workout. And if there are any difficulties, and you get behind, it is difficult to recoup. This is the main problem.
Timo Glock laughs that's for sure
Question it sounds Like you are a good driver, but not a very good predictor
Timo Glock it looks Like My forecasts are often not come true, but in General all again in favour of Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull. However, the championship continues, the events may develop in any scenario, we will see in what form will the team after the summer break. While, for example, it can be noted that Mercedes is more confident, but in the championship leader of the most stable racer. We'll see what happens.
Timo Glock No, I don't pay attention.
Timo Glock the impression Is that it really has made progress and the beginning of the season, reduced the backlog of teams from the middle of the peloton, but it seems to me that now she starts to fall behind. It is a pity that in the middle of the season Marussia couldn't take another step forward, and now Pat Simonds goes, and it will affect the team.
Question Since you are in the DTM, the prospects for the development of Formula 1 is probably the concern you have less, but still you have some opinion about the transition of the world championship on new in 2014
Question Then return to the DTM how do you assess the prospects in this series What can we expect from the second half of the season, from next year, maybe
Timo Glock We'll See. I have a long-term contract in a BMW, so I'm ready for next season and want in the future to achieve success. But first you need to better understand the features of the DTM and continue to learn. Therefore, my goal in 2014 to achieve better results.
text Andrey Elk