Timo Glock this year's Champions will be a Mercedes
In an interview with the German website of T-Online's former F1 driver Timo Glock has summed up the results of tests" class="posttag">tests and told about their expectations from the new season. According to the DTM pilot, changes in regulations happened not at the most suitable time and turned not only new costs related to new power plants, but also problems for many teams.
Question Changes in the regulations, the new motor - all starts with zero. Obviously, this did not bring good luck Red Bull Racing and Sebastian Vettel they faced numerous problems on the tests" class="posttag">tests. There is a risk that they will fail the beginning of the season
Timo Glock First of all, we must wait. It's not the best way, and until the beginning of the season there will be no more tests" class="posttag">tests, where they could resolve the problem. However, Red Bull Racing is an experienced team, knowing exactly what it is necessary to work.
Question last year, Sebastian Vettel dominated, and now was far behind.
Timo Glock Vettel need to remain calm, because panic, nothing will. Furthermore, he has to think it over.
Test-all commands are faced with problems. There is hardly a driver who would be the calm before the start of the season, even if your first experience with the new machine was good. There is a lot to Grand Prix, and can happen anywhere.
Timo Glock Yes. Hybrid engine and new electronics is a rather complex system. Obviously, Renault problems with the configuration of all components and their interaction. In winter, Mercedes, and Ferrari better job.
Question the Situation is aggravated by the fact that Adrian Newey suggested a very aggressive approach to the development of the new machine, but this team is constantly pursued problems with the cooling system.
Timo Glock Projects Newey always on the brink. He already had a machine that could not finish the race. Still, however, in most cases, he acted properly, so much he created machines became the champion. Perhaps the problem with overheating surprised him. In essence, engineers know beforehand how much cooling you want the system. It is quite possible that Red Bull Racing made a mistake when working on the simulator.
Timo Glock In fact, not so much. They gathered some information and must be examined in order to understand the situation.
Timo Glock actually, despite the problems, the Red Bull Racing is always among the favourites. Not by chance, she won four titles in a row, and the opponents also admit this. However, Vettel will not be easy. I think that this year's Champions will be a Mercedes.
Timo Glock Yes. After winning three races, Nico Rosberg has shown that they can win. Its role will play a new turbo engine and a new restriction on the quantity of fuel to 100 kg on the distance of the race. Niko well all calculates, while his mate Lewis Hamilton uses a more aggressive driving style.
Question You mentioned the new engines. The so-called power plant is one of the novelties of this season. Is it possible to draw any conclusions on the results of the pre-season tests" class="posttag">tests
Timo Glock Clearly the following most commands do not know what position, what results have been achieved rivals, because each focused on their own problems. This test is primarily important to ensure the stable operation of the machine. The main thing is to reach the finish. This is the motto of the first race of the season. A small team got a chance to succeed, because it is obvious that the incidents cannot be avoided.
Timo Glock the New motor, of course, not benefited the Formula 1. All power installation is very vulnerable, so it would be better to leave it as is. The project costs and the tests" class="posttag">tests were too high, but the automakers whatever it wanted to acquire new technology. Now we need to extract the maximum benefit from this situation.
Question New machines are slower than their predecessors.
Timo Glock I see no problems with this. The audience is not that exciting, chaise machine for 2 seconds slower or faster. In the end, the race and the show is the main thing. Everything else is secondary.
text Tatiana Belsky