Timo Glock is reveling in his position as the senior driver at Virgin Racing and is eager to lead the team's development push.
The 27-year-old German was the junior driver at Toyota for the last two seasons, alongside Jarno Trulli, and says he is now thriving in his role as lead driver of one of Formula 1's new teams, alongside rookie Lucas di Grassi.
"It's a really good opportunity for me and it's good that I can step into a role like this," Glock told AUTOSPORT. "At Toyota, Jarno, with his experience, was a bit more preferred. Now I feel at home and I have a lot of fun to develop and bring the team forward.
"Sure, there is a little bit of positive pressure. [But] I'm really comfortable in this situation. That's the reason I am looking forward to this year and the future. I hope we can achieve what we all want."
Glock is confident that he can call on his experience in the junior formula, where he led the iSport team to the GP2 title in 2007.
"It's not a big change for me, I just do my work as I did in the past years," he added. "Sure this is Formula 1 but for me my work doesn't change because I did this already in GP2 and in the last years. I am really happy that I can develop together with the team and engineers but it is a long and a hard way."