MARUSSIA DRIVER TIMO GLOCK has been ruled out of today’s European Grand Prix through illness.
Having complained of feeling unwell on Thursday, the German missed qualifying on Saturday as his condition deteriorated.
It turns out that Glock has an intestinal infection, and a medical examination revealed that he would be putting his health in jeopardy by taking part in Sunday’s race.
A team statement read: “Further to the medical problem which prevented Timo from participating in yesterday’s qualifying session, the Marussia F1 Team can confirm that Timo is unable to compete in today’s race.
“Timo received medical guidance yesterday afternoon and his symptoms suggest 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.
“Timo spent the evening resting at his hotel in Valencia and is in good spirits. He will return home later today.”