Glock: I know I’m just as good as Sebastian

Timo Glock

Timo Glock believes he is as good as Sebastian Vettel

Dec.2 (GMM) Timo Glock insists he is as good as his countryman and Formula 1 rival Sebastian Vettel — and now he has a chance to prove it as the Germans will be among the stars at the Race of Champions event this weekend in Dusseldorf, facing off at the wheel of identical cars.

Timo Glock with Sebastian Vettel

Timo with Sebastian Vettel

Ahead of the event, Marussia driver Glock was asked how determined he is to beat back-to-back world champion Vettel.

“Very,” he smiled to the Kolner Express newspaper.

“I know I’m just as good as Seb. If we were both sitting in a Red Bull, only the form of the day would make the difference.

“So I’m very curious to see how the comparison pans out.”

Glock might be forgiven for feeling frustrated after the last two seasons, where after fighting for podiums with Toyota he was forced to move right to the back of the grid with the struggling Virgin team.

With the change of name to Marussia, he is staying on board for 2012 and beyond.

Timo Glock (GER) Virgin Racing MVR-02.

Timo Glock in the back of the groid Virgin Racing MVR-02

“Yes, it’s quite funny,” Glock, 29, said.

“I recently sat with an old Toyota mechanic and he asked me how I can stay motivated because we were fighting for the podium and now I’m fighting for 20th place.

“It’s simply this,” he explained. “When I get into the car, I’m always motivated. Even when it’s for the wooden spoon, I just fight until the last metre.”

Glock, 29, made his F1 debut at the 2004 Canadian GP and has since made 72 starts. He last scored points when he finished second for Toyota at the 2009 Singapore GP and joined Virgin Racing in 2010 but has not scored points since.

  • Butterfly

    That doesn’t say much except that he’s better than Webber.

  • visz963

    No, that mean he is also better than Alonso.

  • Butterfly

    Not just Alonso, but wisz963 as well!

    Oh, you… I was starting to think you waren’t going to show up for comment!

  • http://www.gmofilm.com Atari

    visz963 knows Alonso is the best driver

  • Sennauno

    hey visz963

    Q: who of the following 3 dont have a clue about Formula 1 : Flavio Briatore, Ron Dennis or Luca di Montezemolo?

  • visz963

    Sad Alonso lovers. I like that.

  • Sennauno

    @visz963

    you seem to love Alonso, you cant stop talking about him…this is an Article about Timo Glock retard

  • farizY