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Glock to stay at Virgin Racing

Speaking to the Virgin Racing teams website, Glock has confirmed he will be driving for a second season with the team. "Yes I am definitely driving for Virgin Racing. There has been a lot of speculation about me wanting to leave the team, but it is not about leaving a team, it is about wanting to do better and keep moving forward. It is not just 99.9% certain that I will stay, as has been reported - it is 100% certain that I am staying!" The 28 year old German driver added: "Since the beginning I have had a long-term contract with the team and I said then that I was doing this to help build a team for the future. It would not be possible to do that in one year from nothing. Plus I think with everything we have learned this year we can take a very good step up next season." However, Lucas di Grassi's future, who made his F1 debut with the team in 2010 remains in doubt, after the Brazilian driver lost his funding mid-season. Jerome D'Ambrosio who joined Virgin as a reserve driver in September was thought to be favourite for a race seat in 2011, after showing great potential to the team after part taking in some of the first Friday practice sessions at the back end of last season. Although, the team are yet to make their final decision. Plus, the team now have other considerations to take on board after Russia car manufacturer Marussia Motors bought a controlling interest in the team last month. Prompting speculation that the team could employ a Russian driver. When asked about not knowing who his team mate for 2011 will be, Glock said: "I think it is right to take our time and make sure we have the best combination of youth and experience"

http://www.f1.co.uk/timo-glock/

http://www.f1.co.uk/virgin/


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