Glock back in action after scary Friday crash

An engineer contemplates Timo Glock's bent Marussia after Practice 2 on Friday

Team members contemplate damage to Timo Glock's bent Marussia after Practice 2 on Friday

Apr.14 (PVM) Marussia driver Timo Glock was back in action during Saturday morning free practice, less than 24 hours after suffering a mighty crash during Free Practice 2 of the Chinese Grand Prix weekend in Shanghai.

(L to R): Charles Pic (FRA) Marussia F1 Team and Timo Glock (GER) Marussia F1 Team. Formula One World Championship, Rd3, Chinese Grand Prix Practice, Shanghai, China, Friday 13 April 2012.

Timo Glock with teammate Charles Pic in Shanghai

Marussia reported at the end of the day, “Around 45 minutes into the session a problem with the nose box occurred on the entry into turn 1 and the MR01 was forced into the gravel before an impact with the tyre wall brought it to a halt. Initial concern at Timo’s slow response and comments on the radio regarding pain in his hand gave way to relief that he has suffered no significant injury beyond the expected energy released from the steering wheel on impact.”

Glock was declared fit and capable of partaking in the rest of the weekend. He said on Friday evening, “Personally I am fine. Initially I had some pain in my hand from the steering wheel when I hit the wall but no lasting damage.”

He added, “There is damage to the car, as you might expect from the impact, but it is mainly cosmetic and the chassis is fine. A long night for the mechanics I think, so a frustrating outcome all round to an otherwise trouble-free day.”