Sunshine_Baby_[IT] wrote: mario wrote:
Captain Hammer wrote:I don't understand the nature of Glock's complaint. He's upset that Pic is blocking him? How does that work? It's not like Glock is lapping him. I'd say Pic is defending his position ...
Unless Glock was complaining that he felt that Pic was holding him up in qualifying, perhaps? A number of teams do tend to send their drivers out reasonably close together, so Glock could be complaining that Pic is going too slowly on his out lap and compromising him in Q1.
It can't have been in the race itself, because Glock was stuck behind the HRT's for much of the race (having fallen behind them thanks to his spin in the opening laps), and even then he was arguably slower than Pic when he finally was in clean air in the final stint. Unless this is a case of a disheartened and frustrated Glock trying to impose himself on the team given that Pic has been beating him in the past few races (both in qualifying and race trim)...
I suppose that Glock was talking about qualifying, I don't think he was saying that Pic had to let him pass during the race... actually Glock was almost a lap behind Pic if I'm not wrong, so I suppose that was impossible to be blocked by Pic during the race.
He did finish a lap down on Pic after the race, and in the latter stages of the race he was coming under pressure from De La Rosa (he finished barely half a second ahead of De La Rosa) and was lucky not to finish in last place altogether.
AndreaModa wrote:I personally see Glock coming to the end of his useful life with Marussia, he's had three seasons, plenty of time to input his knowledge into the development of the car, and the team have only fell further behind Fernandes' team in their various guises. They need to take a gamble, and Pic could be the driver to do so with, and then bring in someone else to train up. Whether that's Chilton, or even Haryanto, I don't know, but it would be good to see the team adopt a bit more of an aggressive strategy, ditch Glock and see where it takes them.
Given that Glock has sometimes vented his frustration about Marussia (such that a lot of commentators were surprised that he chose to sign a contract with them for multiple years), you do wonder whether he is supporting the team to the best of his abilities or, as some have suggested, he is beginning to get a little apathetic behind the wheel.
Mind you, what Marussia really desperately needs is a major infusion of capital - they simply lack the budget for any really meaningful development work (consider that Caterham, for example, can only afford to develop part of their car this season (the mechanical internals of the car have seen relatively little refinement), and that is a team with considerably more resources). kostas22 is right that Chilton could potentially give Marussia's coffers a boost, but if Glock is failing to deliver on the few areas he can trade on as an experienced driver - such as in set up work - then why should Marussia keep him on board?