Timo Glock, Hockenheim

Glock: “It was simply racing at its finest.”

Timo Glock rounded off what was a virtually perfect opening race weekend in the DTM with victory in Sunday’s race at the Hockenheimring. In an interview, Glock looks back at the thriller.

Timo, the fans jumped out of their seats in the stands, this DTM race was exciting for everyone. What was it like from the perspective of the cockpit?

Timo Glock: “It was incredible. I don’t know what world I was in, but it was a different one somehow. The duel with Gary was like two boxers in the ring, who were smacking each other with the left hook and the right hook without stopping, and neither wanted to risk a knockout. It was simply racing at its finest. I won the race, but the winner is the DTM. It was an incredible message to everyone out there – and to Mercedes, who really should reconsider whether they want to withdraw from such a championship. That is what the fans want to see: emotions and a crazy battle, which was incredibly fair on both our parts. It was simply sensational.”

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Timo Glock, Hockenheim

Third place on Saturday, pole position and the win on Sunday. Did you expect to have such a perfect start to the season before the weekend?

Glock: “No, not necessarily, because we didn’t know how good the car really is and how good the others are. But we have done an incredible job as a team. The guys did great work throughout the weekend, the car was brilliant the whole weekend and the team didn’t make a single mistake. We made minimal changes from Saturday to Sunday, which meant that the car had an incredible pace. This haul is a great start to the season.”

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In two weeks, the season continues at the Lausitzring. What are your expectations as you head to that track?

Glock: “We need to wait and see. We haven’t been that strong at the Lausitzring in the past. We need to see if we have understood our car better and learned from the mistakes of last year. Then we will see how we do there this year.”

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