In the GP2 series' closest title fight to date - one in which 12 drivers won races - iSport's Timo Glock overcame several hurdles to prevail. By CHARLES BRADLEY
"It wasn't as good as last year," says one Formula 1 expert. "No, and not even as good as the year before," agrees a second pundit. "Oh shut up," I say. "You can only judge seasons on their own merit and, if you want to get into an argument about it, by the time they were in similar equipment, Timo Glock beat Lewis Hamilton more times than not in the second half of last year."
Bar room banter aside, as well as the dismissive comments of certain F1 team principals, to underestimate Glock's title year is to do him a massive disservice. The manner in which he built the iSport team around him was hugely impressive, and the reason he didn't totally dominate the championship (although in many ways, he did) was more due to outside factors than anything else.