Glock: Nothing to do with sport

Date published: January 22 2013 - Editor

Timo Glock has hit out at his Marussia exit after losing his race-seat for financial reasons.

On Monday, Marussia announced that they had parted ways with the German with immediate effect.

The decision brought to an end Glock’s three-year association with the team in which he had been the only driver to survive year in and year out.

But while his past team-mates may have been replaced because they were under-performing, Glock was sacrificed for financial gain.

Team boss John Booth admitted: “The ongoing challenges facing the industry mean that we have had to take steps to secure our long-term future. Tough economic conditions prevail and the commercial landscape is difficult for everyone, Formula 1 teams included.

“We would like to thank Timo for working with us to reach this decision, especially as he had a valid contract, and also for the contribution he has made to our team.”

Glock’s former rivals took the Twitter in the wake of the announcement to wish the German, who is expected to head to DTM, the best for his future.

The 30-year-old replied to one message from Mark Webber by expressing his frustration that Formula One is having to turn to pay drivers in order to keep teams afloat.

“Hi mate, thanks a lot for that message, that means a lot to me!” Glock wrote.

“That’s the way of F1 at the moment hope it will change again soon because like this it has nothing to do with sport!”

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