Singapore GP: Timo Glock optimistic Marussia can now fend off Caterham in championship

Timo Glock is hopeful Marussia will be able to hold on to 10th place in the Formula 1 constructors' championship after what he labelled as an incredible Singapore Grand Prix

The German and his team put on their strongest performance of the season so far to finish in 12th position, a result that moved Marussia ahead of Caterham in the standings and into a crucial 10th place.

Glock said Sunday's result was a reward for the team's hard work to close in on its rivals after a difficult start to the season.

"An incredible race for us," said Glock. "In general I knew that, with our strategy, we could really do something if we stayed close to [Heikki] Kovalainen in the first stint and that's what I tried to do - to get everything out of the car.

"We do of course need to hold on to 10th place until the end of the season still and I hope we can.

"Over the last four months we have really closed that gap to Caterham and this is a very nice reward to everyone in the team because it has not been easy. We'll enjoy the moment but keep pushing now for the next race and beyond."

Team-mate Charles Pic completed a strong weekend for the team by finishing in 15th position, although the Frenchman dropped to 16th following his practice penalty.

"Today's team result is very important for everyone and it is a very nice reward for all the incredible hard work at the track and back at the factory this year," said Pic.

"Overall, it has been a strong weekend and I am pleased with my performance from FP1 to qualifying at what has perhaps been the more challenging of the new tracks I have tackled for the first time this season. And there are a few more yet to come!

"Overall though, racing here in Singapore has been an incredible experience and one I look forward to repeating."

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