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#1 faaaz

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:36

He just out qualified Timo Glock. This man deserves a thread for himself. He might be the next big thing in years to come... :D

Edited by faaaz, 22 April 2012 - 04:37.


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#2 Manneken3000

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:55

Yes, good dude

#3 Mohawkk

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 12:00

so wheres the pics...............


I'll get my coat

#4 marcoferrari

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 14:35

Overall in terms of speed it was a good weekend for Pic! :up:

#5 Baddoer

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 14:42

He had pace equal to Toro Rossos at some point in the race as i noticed in timing. And then he retired, looks like Marussia put only half of fuel tank in his car today?

#6 gm914

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 14:45

so wheres the pics...............


I'll get my coat

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Don't forget your hat... :p

#7 FlashMaster

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 15:23

He just out qualified Timo Glock. This man deserves a thread for himself. He might be the next big thing in years to come... :D


Add to the "outqualified" story: Glock's Twitter Account

Not a great day for me!Again problem from Friday to saturday car didn't feel same. Fuel system problem as well so had to take 12kg more fuel

Which is not great for qualy. Need to find out why car is changing so much! Friday did 36.5 today just managed to do 37.9 so not great


Gap 0.222s. 12kg extra fuel cost more than that (0,3-0,5s).

Edited by FlashMaster, 22 April 2012 - 15:26.


#8 RF1 fan

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 16:05

Great qualy here.

He is putting his pay driver status behind him :up:

#9 Lord_Shaitan

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 16:11

Fantastic effort :up: . He definitely got the speed.

#10 RF1 fan

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 09:37

Charles Pic is confident that there is a lot more to come from him this season despite an impressive start to his rookie Formula 1 campaign.

The Frenchman outqualified Marussia team-mate Timo Glock for the second race in a row in Spain. He has also shown strong race pace, impressing the team with his speed on high fuel-loads in particular, despite having no significant experience of the 2012 Marussia before the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

"It's only my fifth race so I still have many things to learn," Pic told AUTOSPORT. "But even though I feel better and better with each race, I still have many areas to work on and improve on.

"I think that we can be better in qualifying. Our race pace has been good, especially in Bahrain, so we will have to see how we will be [in Spain]."

Despite the fact that Marussia's lack of competitiveness means that his performances largely go unnoticed, Pic is confident that the team has recognised his progress.

The Frenchman has won races in every category he has competed regularly in prior to F1 but despite being used to victories in GP2, Formula Renault 3.5, Formula Renault and Formula Campus he is not struggling to adapt to live at the back of the grid.

"You try to optimise the car you have and give your best," said Pic. "This is no different to other categories in that regard.

"The difference is that there is a much bigger gap between the cars in Formula 1 so even if on some weekends you are doing a very good job, it maybe isn't shown by the result. But the team can see it, which is the most important thing for me.

"I know that my engineer is pretty happy and team is happy, even though I still need to improve. But overall what I've done in the first races is positive."

http://www.autosport...rt.php/id/99574


A good bloke :up:

Edited by RF1 fan, 13 May 2012 - 09:38.


#11 Viryfan

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 14:20

Great weekend for Charles considering his lack of running in FP3.

Maybe the best youngster this year.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 14:27

Great weekend for Charles considering his lack of running in FP3.

Maybe the best youngster this year.

Over a minute ahead of Glock as well.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 14:33

Over a minute ahead of Glock as well.


Glock was having car troubles according to the Marussia Twitter feed.

#14 Viryfan

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 14:37

Glock was having car troubles according to the Marussia Twitter feed.


Well , it was about car balance.

http://www.pictagent...magneDuel11.png

Quite strange as he had more running than Pic.

Anyway since Bahrain, they pretty evenly matched.



#15 TFLB

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 15:00

Glock was having car troubles according to the Marussia Twitter feed.

Well, I'd imagine those problems did not affect him for the entire race, and Pic was ahead the entire time. Considering his limited running that's impressive.

#16 Viryfan

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 21:34

Charles again ahead of Timo :up: :up:

#17 olliek88

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 21:44

Charles again ahead of Timo :up: :up:


The kid has been a quiet revelation so far this season. Glock might not be electric over one lap but with Charles lack of pre-season/testing he has really done a stellar job lately.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 21:47

The kid has been a quiet revelation so far this season. Glock might not be electric over one lap but with Charles lack of pre-season/testing he has really done a stellar job lately.

But he'll still get dropped at the end of the season for someone with more money. Hopefully a better team picks him up, he deserves it.

#19 mprtc

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 03:22

would love to see him in ferrari next season with alonso

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#20 Wingcommander

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 03:55

But he'll still get dropped at the end of the season for someone with more money.


Apparently Charles brings quite a lot of money with him. I'd be suprised if gets dumped after such good performances. Unless a better team wants him then i'd very much like to see him at Marussia next year. Great kid :)

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:08

He's certainly been a positive surprise this season, even though his performance is hard to rate in that Marussia. I'd like to see him in a better team, but I can't see it happening in 2013. Hopefully at least Marussia retain him and stop changing their drivers every year.

#22 jals99

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:12

Charles is doing great job comparing with Jerome or Lucas. However i am a bit worried about stories of Chilton's dad buying stake Marussia and Max getting the drive in 2013, they will not fire Timo-they need experienced driver and he has contract up to 2014, so Pic needs to get a seat on better team.

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#23 Igorr

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:23

he keeps it quiet and does a great job. Timo is rated as a very good driver, so matching him up in a car that is very difficult to drive is a great job for someone that hasn't had winter testing and its his first season. I really hope that we will see him in a better car next season.

#24 joshb

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 09:03

It a pity the Marussia is so far away that hardly anyone follows them, but Pic is definately giving Glock a harder time than the other 2 (I could question Glock's motivation but that would be doing a disservice to Charles)

#25 Igorr

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 09:10

i think that he is motivated more than ever since he is getting matched by a rookie. In order to get in the loop from the big teams the first thing he needs to do is secure to beat everyone around him, which is Pic and the two of the HRTs. THe caterham seems to be out of reach since their development is much better than the rest of the back markers.

#26 olliek88

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 10:40

Charles is doing great job comparing with Jerome or Lucas. However i am a bit worried about stories of Chilton's dad buying stake Marussia and Max getting the drive in 2013, they will not fire Timo-they need experienced driver and he has contract up to 2014, so Pic needs to get a seat on better team.


I think Caterham could be an option, Heikki has been a bit quiet on the staying there front so i suspect he maybe moving up the grid, perhaps he could get in there. Either way if he keeps it up he deserves to be given another year somewhere.

#27 Viryfan

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 16:39

Again good race from the kid :up: :up:

#28 joshb

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 16:47

I think it was around lap 45-50 by then he was 78s clear of Timo. By the end he'd only been lapped once and was only 20s behind Petrov with a few laps left.

#29 PEW

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 16:50

Good drive today :up: Some of us old 'uns remember Alonso in the Minardi

#30 TFLB

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 17:31

I think it was around lap 45-50 by then he was 78s clear of Timo. By the end he'd only been lapped once and was only 20s behind Petrov with a few laps left.

Yes, he lapped Glock and he and Marussia said that they were actively fighting with Petrov on merit. Another fantastic drive I think, I'd say he was the driver of the day. But of course nobody will notice because he's driving for an uncompetitive team. He's definitely well inside my top ten of the most impressive drivers this season.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 17:37

D'Ambrosio was also a match for Glock in terms of race pace. Pic is better than Jerome was in qualifying, though.

All in all, I think Glock is overrated, but Pic is still doing very good job. :up:

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 18:10

D'Ambrosio was also a match for Glock in terms of race pace. Pic is better than Jerome was in qualifying, though.

All in all, I think Glock is overrated, but Pic is still doing very good job. :up:


Glock had a new chassis and still had unbalancing/setup issues, but not to discredit Pic, he is looking like a match for Timo.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 19:05

Glock had a new chassis and still had unbalancing/setup issues, but not to discredit Pic, he is looking like a match for Timo.

He picked up very well indeed. Glock is under pressure, I knew that and was smiling at the moment he spun off somewhere in the first ten laps. Not smiling because of a disliking of Timo, he's a very good driver, but this was definitely a wakeup call and 1-0 (or 2-0?) for the Kid.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 20:48

Glock had a new chassis and still had unbalancing/setup issues, but not to discredit Pic, he is looking like a match for Timo.

Glock had no new chassis, they changed some parts, but there still seems to be a dog in that car.
Noone would suppose Glock to be a second per lap slower than Pic ...
Poor guy, shame they not simply change cars to check the issues.
Don't understand why Timo's car is oversteering a lot while Charles's car is slightly understeering.


#35 Viryfan

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:15

Glock had new chassis.
http://www.auto-moto...me-5315656.html

#36 Viryfan

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 10:10

good season right now for Charles.

Many people questioned his talent last year , but right now noboday can that this kid is not F1 material.

#37 Viryfan

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 13:30

Huge race from Pic :up: :up:

#38 DanardiF1

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 13:33

Huge race from Pic :up: :up:


Definitely, beat Timo by a huge margin! Go Charles!

#39 lambylamby

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 13:41

Definitely, beat Timo by a huge margin! Go Charles!


Timo lost parts of his FW and had to pit early, car was obviously compromised if you look at the sector times lap by lap, Timo was ahead on first few laps until early pit.

No change.

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#40 Viryfan

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 13:44

Timo lost parts of his FW and had to pit early, car was obviously compromised if you look at the sector times lap by lap, Timo was ahead on first few laps until early pit.

No change.


Yes but you can't say that Pic is not doing better than D'ambrosio and Di grassi.

Edited by Viryfan, 09 September 2012 - 13:44.


#41 lambylamby

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 13:45

Yes but you can't say that Pic is not doing better than D'ambrosio and Di grassi.


Yes I agree, I'm not saying he isn't.

#42 Viryfan

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 20:40

Charles Pic future should be between Caterham,Force India and Sauber....

#43 Igorr

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 21:32

are there any other rumours for Charles to maybe join some midfield team, because honestly i think that going to Caterham will not be any beneficial for him considering the progress of Marussia lately.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 14:55

Good job again from Charles, ahead (just!) of Timo today. This kid deserves a second season, preferably with proper pre-season testing this time!

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 14:59

Isnt Charles going to Caterham so that Total becomes a Caterham sponsor too?

French Engines, French CEO (just appointed) and a French Driver with sponsors...

#46 olliek88

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 15:03

Isnt Charles going to Caterham so that Total becomes a Caterham sponsor too?

French Engines, French CEO (just appointed) and a French Driver with sponsors...


I hope so! Would probably be a step forward, albeit not a big one. The other options for Caterham don't look massively appealing, Petrov? Van Der Garde? Razia? Rossi? The only other good option is probably Jaime Alg.

#47 Viryfan

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 14:52

Go Go Charles, stunning job.

#48 joshb

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 15:00

Super lap

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 15:00

I hope he doesn't get sidelined after his impressive year. I don't remember any driver in that team be it Manor or Virgin disguies who did impress as much as Pic did. Sauber seems to be hiring Alguersuari or Gutierrez, Force India may hire Sutil or Alguersuari, so the only viable options left for him is to go to Caterham. I hope he can secure a seat. Not many drivers outqualified Glock that much on merit :up:

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 15:02

He's had a good few very impressive showings this year! I hope to see him in a more competitive car next year.