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Glock ‘disappointed’ after feisty race

Photo by BMW AGBMW’s Timo Glock admits that he is disappointed with his race in Budapest on Sunday, after a number of incidents during the race and late contact gave him a last-lap puncture, leaving him to finish down in 19th position.

Glock had been running amongst the top three throughout the race, dropping to fourth when Audi’s Edoardo Mortara passed the German for third. Although Mortara had to concede the position at the first attempt, the Italian made the pass stick a second time, despite there again being contact between the two.

“Unfortunately, after the pit stop, we lost our race behind Edoardo, who hit me twice and overtook me once by pushing me off the track,” explained Glock. “He had to give that position back to me. Then he immediately tried it again.

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“I got my braking slightly wrong in turn two, he came down the inside, drove into the side of my car and forced me off the track. I ended up sat behind him, but could not get past.”

Towards the end of the race, Glock was also involved in contact with Audi drivers Adrien Tambay and Nico Müller, with the latter being spun by Glock at turn one, dropping him to 12th place. The incident caused a front-left puncture for Glock, dropping him out of the points altogether.

“When everyone on the option tyres caught us up, all the Audis passed us with quite a lot of contact,” added Glock. “I fought back, but it all went wrong on the final lap.

“It was a disappointing race for me and the team. I am pleased for Marco Wittmann, who claimed his second win. Bruno Spengler also fought back strongly to finish on the podium, so all in all it was a good result for BMW.”

Audi’s Mortara admits that he is not proud of his two passing moves on Glock, and acknowledges that he was forceful on both occasions but defended the moves, saying that it is important to “fight for your result”.

“It was both a difficult and a good race. I advanced from twelfth to fourth place, that’s a nice result,” said Mortara. “I’m not proud of my action with Timo – I was very rough on him. I can certainly understand that he’s upset. But when you start from the rear you’ve got to take a risk. You’ve got to fight for your result.”

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