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Unwell Glock to miss race

ESPN Staff
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Timo Glock will miss Sunday's race due to an intestinal infection © Sutton Images

Marussia's Timo Glock will not take part in Sunday's European Grand Prix due to an intestinal infection that also saw him sit out of qualifying.

Glock had been suffering with the illness during Friday practice and after final practice on Saturday morning felt considerably worse. He took medical advice not to take part in qualifying but would have been allowed to race had he been well enough.

On Sunday morning Marussia released a statement saying Glock did not feel well enough to race.

"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 the statement.

"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.

"Timo spent the evening resting at his hotel in Valencia and is in good spirits. He will return home later today."