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Unwell Glock misses qualifying

ESPN Staff
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Timo Glock completed 16 laps during FP3 on Saturday morning © Sutton Images
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Timo Glock will take no part in qualifying for the European Grand Prix after suffering from a stomach bug.

Glock has been unwell all weekend but managed to complete all of the free practice sessions - albeit with a reduced programme from Marussia on Friday. However, the team confirmed that he wouldn't be taking place in qualifying as he is unfit to do so, with a decision over whether he will attempt to participate in the race to be made tomorrow.

"Marussia F1 Team driver Timo Glock will not take part in this afternoon's Qualifying session for tomorrow's European Grand Prix for health reasons," a statement read.

"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."