Timo Glock was happy to be back at the wheel of the Marussia Virgin Racing car at Valencia. The German had not driven the car since the end of the 2010 season, but was back today after taking over from teammate Jerome D'Ambrosio. Although he admitted he was hoping for more running, Glock was happy to be back on track.
"It was good to be in the car again after a winter preparing myself for a new season which I am really looking forward to," said Glock. "These first tests are going to be useful as we continue getting to grips with the new Pirelli tires.
"Despite not being able to complete as many laps as we would have liked, it has been a very interesting day for me and the team and I can't wait to jump in the car again tomorrow and carry on working hard in preparation for the new season ahead."
Glock managed just 34 laps today after spending a lot time in his garage due to hydraulic problems. He finished as eighth fastest.