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Sun, 24 June, 2012Illness rules Glock out of European Grand Prix

  • Timo Glock (Marussia). 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix, Rd 2, Practice day. Sepang, Malaysia. Friday 23 March 2012. © Marussia.
  • Timo Glock (Marussia). 2012 Australian Grand Prix, Rd 1, Practice day. Melbourne, Australia. Friday 16 March 2012. © Marussia.
  • Timo Glock (Marussia MR01). 2012 Australian Grand Prix, Rd 1, Race day. Melbourne, Australia. Sunday 18 March 2012. © Marussia.

Marussia's Timo Glock will sit out this afternoon's European Grand Prix after being given medical advice not to race because of a suspected intestinal infection.

The German has been struggling with illness all weekend and sat out yesterday afternoon's qualifying session in Valencia. He was later given special dispensation from the stewards to race today, but will instead be returning home.

“Further to the medical problem which prevented Timo Glock from participating in yesterday's qualifying session for the European Grand Prix in Valencia, the Marussia F1 Team can confirm that Timo is unable to compete in today's race,” read a statement from the team.

“Timo received medical guidance yesterday afternoon and his symptoms suggest that he is suffering from an intestinal infection. He has been advised that it would be unwise for him to race given the severity of the complaint and that he should focus instead on recuperating.”

Marussia added that Timo spent yesterday evening resting at his hotel and is in 'good spirits'.

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