F1

Marussia must focus on basics before KERS - Glock

Mar.13 (GMM) Marussia needs to get the basics right before worrying about KERS, Timo Glock explained on the eve of the 2012 season.

No KERS for Marussia in 2012
No KERS for Marussia in 2012

Photo by: LAT Photographic

The experienced German, and his rookie teammate Charles Pic, enter the new season with essentially no testing, after the former Virgin team struggled to push its new car - the MR01 - through the FIA's mandatory crash tests.

Last year, the Cosworth-powered team was soundly beaten by its closest rival Team Lotus, who as well as changing its name to Caterham for 2012 has also added a Red Bull KERS system to its Renault-powered package.

"On the subject of KERS, it is of course a disadvantage not to have it," Glock is quoted by the SID news agency.

We have to get the foundation right first

Timo Glock

"But we have said that our focus is right to first get rid of the four seconds of aerodynamic deficit, before we worry about the money and the manpower we need for five tenths with the KERS," added Glock.

"We have to get the foundation right first," said the almost 30-year-old.

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series F1
Tags cosworth, fia, glock, kers, marussia, pic

User photos

Motorheart
F1

Motorheart

1 photos
momomoy52
F1

momomoy52

18 photos
sleboz
F1

sleboz

4 photos
EuroRacer
F1

EuroRacer

45 photos
Josefine Lißner
F1

Josefine Lißner

1 photos
hanmerdesign
F1

hanmerdesign

9 photos
Evan_DeCiren
F1

Evan_DeCiren

30 photos
colfox72
F1

colfox72

1 photos
Upload photo