Toyota have admitted that they are still not sure what caused Timo Glock’s horrifying crash during qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix.
Glock crashed heavily into the tyre wall on the final corner of the lap, and had to be airlifted to hospital with a suspected leg wound.
Jarno Trulli brought some relief to the Japanese Manufacturer after snatching second on the grid for tomorrow’s race.
Jarno Trulli – 2nd:
“Obviously I feel for Timo because we could both have been starting at the front of the grid today. It was good to hear quickly from the team that he is okay; just a bit upset he isn’t in the top six with me. It was a crazy qualifying session in general with all the red flags and I am really happy with this result, especially in front of all our Japanese fans. The whole team has done a great job this weekend with our updated package to give me this chance to qualify on the front row. They have provided me with a car to fight at the front and I want to say thanks to them. My priority in qualifying was to keep my concentration because I knew we had a good chance to get a strong result. I think my lap time was the maximum I could get out of the car so I am very pleased with it. Now I am looking forward to the race tomorrow when obviously my aim is to finish on the podium in Toyota’s home Grand Prix. I hope the first lap is clean and then I will do my best to get a great result.”
Pascal Vasselon, Toyota senior general manager chassis:
“All in all it was a very good day for Jarno which confirmed our package works really well on this kind of aero-dominated track. We saw already this morning that he was on for a great day and he had a really strong qualifying. We are obviously disappointed to miss out on pole position by less than a tenth of a second but confident our strategy will be very competitive tomorrow. For Timo it has been a different story. We are frustrated of course that he didn’t qualify where we expected but happy that he is okay because that is always our priority. It was a heavy impact but the data shows no sign of anything unusual on that lap.”