Timo Glock: No more Mr Backmarker

Timo Glock: No more Mr Backmarker

Timo Glock's decision to remain with Marussia until 2014 surprised many in the Formula 1 paddock insiders. As he tells Adam Cooper, the German says the team's technical tie-in with McLaren has to move it off the back of the grid

Timo Glock is kicking his heels at the moment. Gleaming new Formula 1 machinery is being unveiled left, right and centre over the next few days, and rolling out of the pit garages at next week's Jerez test. But of Marussia there is no sign.

Instead, the team has decided to focus on work at its new base in Banbury. It will take last year's Virgin MVR-02 to the first Barcelona test at the end of February, and then the new MR01 will appear for the second session at the start of March. That leaves just four days of running in which to get the car up to speed before the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

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