Glock thrilled with career-best result

Timo Glock celebrated his first points of the season after scoring his best result in Formula One at the Canadian Grand Prix

Glock thrilled with career-best result

The Toyota driver, who had scored his first and only points in Canada in 2004, finished in fourth place in Montreal to open his account for the season.

The German resisted a late charge from Ferrari's Felipe Massa to get his best result to date.

"This is a fantastic day, and I'm delighted to take my first points of the year," said Glock. "I lost three places at the start, leaving me behind Jarno.

"I was quicker but when I got close enough I destroyed my rear tyres. So I did my best to preserve them because I knew I was on a longer first stint and I was able to get by at the pitstop.

"After that it was really tricky to keep the car on the track in these conditions. I made one mistake and caused Jarno to lose a place, which is a pity.

"But then I tried to stay in front of Massa and not make any mistakes. The result is great for the team, great for my crew, the mechanics and the engineers who have done a perfect job in the last few weeks. I dedicate the points to them."

Glock's teammate Jarno Trulli also finished in the points to give Toyota their best combined result of the season, the Italian coming home in sixth place.

"This was a very good result for the whole team so I am very happy," said Trulli. "We knew this would be a hard race and I just wanted to bring the car home because I wasn't feeling confident.

"The biggest mistake I made was before qualifying when I changed the set-up and suddenly I found myself qualifying with completely different track conditions.

"That cost me because I was unable to push as hard as I wanted. Towards the end of the race I had some trouble with the brakes.

"Then I was unfortunate that Timo made a small mistake late on. When he came back on the track I had to lift off and Massa got past. Still, in the end it's great to score points and I am happy for everyone."

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