Why Canada is Glock's best chance in 2010

Why Canada is Glock's best chance in 2010

Canada has been good to Timo Glock, and if history is anything to go by, you wouldn't bet against him finishing in the points this weekend, even in the Virgin car. Edd Straw talks to the German about his chances

Timo Glock has got very used to battling for 19th or 20th place in 2010, but if he is going to steal a point for Virgin Racing this year history suggests that it will be at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Why? Because every time the 28-year-old has raced in Canada, things have, without fail, gone very well for him. Even with an uncompetitive, unreliable car that has allowed him to be classified only twice so far in 2010, don't get against another dash of Montreal magic for Timo Glock.

Glock's love affair with the Ille Notre Dame has its roots back in 2004. He had started the season as Jordan's third driver and acquitted himself well during his practice run-outs on Fridays, but with regular pilot Giorgio Pantano hitting financial trouble, the German was promoted into a race seat in Canada. He qualified 16th, just one grid slot behind team-mate Nick Heidfeld, and became one of an elite group of drivers to score points on their world championship debut when he was promoted to seventh after Williams and Toyota had both of their cars kicked out post-race.

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