Mar.10 (GMM) Timo Glock is not expecting to upstage his experienced Toyota teammate Jarno Trulli when he makes his return to formula one racing in Australia this weekend.
The 25-year-old German is the new reigning champion of GP2, but Glock warns that his ascent at motor racing's highest level will not be as meteoric as his predecessor Lewis Hamilton's was in 2007.Expectations for Toyota's new TF108 single seater increased after Trulli finished atop the final time sheet of the testing pre-season.But Glock told the German broadcaster RTL: "For me, there are still one or two issues on which we must work, because the car is obviously more suited to Jarno's driving style than mine."He also said that Trulli's eleven seasons of F1 experience already made the Italian the team's favourite for 2008.Some fear that Glock's concerns about his differing driving style sound eerily similar to 2007, when Ralf Schumacher's career faded alongside Trulli at Toyota.Glock confirms: "Jarno has a very different style, where he likes to have understeer in the car."It seems that Ralf and I prefer a car that is a little more neutral. So we need to work on it."I have shown in the tests that my basic speed is there; it is just that for the race distances we need to improve it for me."At the beginning, I have to say, I don't think I can expect much, simply because Jarno has the experience. He knows the basic philosophy of the car much better."There is no number one and two, because Toyota is very open and gives both the drivers the same opportunity."But in my view, the advantage is with Jarno, because of his experience," Glock added.