Q & A with Timo Glock

Q. First time testing in GP2 for you today - how was it for you?

Q & A with Timo Glock

Timo Glock: It wasn't bad, and from the beginning on the feeling for the car was pretty good - I think I was quickest until about 11 this morning but then we didn't use the new tyres, and we made some progress with the set up and made it work for my driving style. The car was pretty good from the beginning, really consistent and well set up, so we only had to make a few small changes. I think at the end it was quite good, but we had a few problems getting the temperature into the tyres because it was only eight degrees outside. I had to learn because you only get one lap with them, but I am pretty satisfied - Lopez didn't have the weight in the car and only Piquet was faster, so for the first test it was alright. I know a couple of tenths are easily possible when I can get the temperature into the tyres, so I'm satisfied and the team did a good job, and the car was really fun to drive.

Q. Your times were quite good, but more importantly how was it working with the team?

Glock: It was really good - we made progress and the team did a good job. They are very experienced and showed their potential this year with Nico - the car was perfect, there were no problems with the car, and that's important.

Q. How is the comparison between this car and what you've been driving all year?

Glock: It's pretty difficult to compare because in the States we have slick tyres and here we have grooved tyres, and in Champ Car the car is a bit bigger and a bit heavier, so it's pretty difficult to compare. But I think the car will be really quick with slick tyres, and it's fun to drive, so it was really good.

Q. Obviously coming to do this test here means people will be wondering about your plans for next year - what are you looking at for 2006?

Glock: We have to look at what happens in the next couple of weeks - we are still talking to the guys in Champ Car, and I think it's open in every way. If I have a chance to drive with ART in GP2 then I think I would take it, but if I get a good ride in Champ Car ... It's difficult to say now, I think - it would make sense to stay for another year in Champ Car, but GP2 is a good series with a lot of strong drivers. We'll see what's going on in the next couple of weeks.

Q. Considering your backers are based over here, it would seem to make sense for you to come back to Europe.

Glock: Definitely, and you are closer to Formula One. Formula One is still my goal, so that's the main reason to be here I think - to be close to Formula One.

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