FIA confirms Glock can start if he’s fit

The Marussia team will have to wait until Sunday morning to see if Timo Glock is fit enough to start the European GP.

The German was suffering with a stomach bug all weekend, and having run in FP3, he did not feel well enough to take part in qualifying.

Despite not participating in that session he can still start, having been deemed to have met the 107% rule in practice by the stewards. However he has to be passed fit by the FIA’s Dr Gary Hartstein.

Marussia explained: “Timo has been fighting a stomach bug since Thursday. He felt well enough to take part in yesterday’s Free Practice sessions and had seemed to be improving. This morning, after Free Practice 3, he started to feel unwell again. It is clear that at this time, he is not sufficiently well to take part in a demanding Qualifying session and needs to recuperate further.

“Timo and the Team will now seek further medical guidance this afternoon. Until such time as this guidance has been received, no decisions will be reached regarding tomorrow’s race. A further statement will be issued on Sunday morning.”

It’s unusual for drivers to race having not taken part in qualifying, but for example it happened with Fernando Alonso at the 2010 Monaco GP, when chassis damage from his morning accident meant that he could not take part in the afternoon session.

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