Formula One News » Timo Glock says Marussia will struggle with rookies Posted on 13/02/2013
Timo Glock, who recently departed from the Marussia F1 racing team believes that his old team will struggle with an all-rookie line up.
Max Chilton will be partnered by GP2 series runner up Luiz Razia, who is said to be a pay driver. Marussia and Timo Glock parted ways last month due to what is believed financial struggles for the team.
“It’s definitely not going to be easy for them, especially in testing, where you need to be able to make the right decisions in pinpointing the weaknesses of the car,” Glock told AUTOSPORT.
“That’s something that only comes from experience.
“There’s a lot of pressure on Luiz and Max to get up to speed with the car quickly.
“That’s the critical part; knowing that perhaps the simulation you have brought to a track isn’t quite accurate and being able to make a forward step from there.”
“Generally they just need to find a way of getting more financial support so that they can move forwards and develop,”
“The bigger teams won’t stop developing and that’s what makes it so hard for the smaller teams to catch up. The bigger teams bring updates to every race while the smaller teams have updates maybe every five or six races.
“At least they’ve definitely moved forward with the car. It’s quicker this year. It’s all about developing, about how they get on with KERS.”