Glock thinks new Marussia will qualify in Melbourne 15 March, 2012 Timo Glock walks the Albert Park track with his crew Mar.15 (GMM) Timo Glock is hoping that McLaren‘s driving simulator is accurate, because he is relying on that data, and that his 2012 car – the new Cosworth-powered Marussia MR01 – is fast enough to beat Formula 1’s 107 per cent qualifying cut-off in Melbourne on Saturday. If not, he and rookie teammate Charles Pic could be left out of Sunday’s season- opening Australian grand prix. Some promotional running on demo Pirelli tyres aside, the MR01 sat out the entire pre-season period because it twice failed to pass one of the FIA’s mandatory crash tests. “As it (the testing) was on the demo tyres, I can’t say much. The feeling was very good, but it’s just a feeling,” said Glock. In addition to the Silverstone shakedown, he has done three days at the wheel of the car in the virtual world, thanks to the team’s technology deal with McLaren. In the McLaren simulator, German Glock said the car was fast enough to qualify for races. “But I’m cautious,” he said, “because we do not have much experience with the simulator.” Meanwhile, HRT is pushing to get a final shipment of components to Melbourne in order to put together a second 2012 chassis. “If there’s a flight delay, it could be we miss P1,” Pedro de la Rosa told the BBC. Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsMarussia preview Singapore Grand Prix weekendMarussia: Not the best weekend we have experiencedMarussia: A very disappointing dayMarussia: A promising start to the weekendItalian Grand Prix: Marussia preview MonzaMarussia: Not the result we were hoping forMarussia: We will be ready for any opportunitiesPay drivers queue up at Marussia and CaterhamRossi: I was quite disappointed, I wanted to raceMarussia: A positive first day back on track TheFuture At this rate why doesn’t HRT just go ahead and miss the whole season.