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Glock hopes for Monaco opportunities

ESPN Staff
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Marussia is currently ahead of Caterham in the constructors' championship © Sutton Images
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Timo Glock is hoping that the Monaco Grand Prix will provide "quite a few opportunities" for Marussia.

While the racing at the front of the grid has been hugely unpredictable so far this season with five different winners from the opening five races, the rear has had a familiar look as Caterham, Marussia and HRT fill the back three rows. In Monaco, however, the field will be closer together due to the tight nature of the street circuit, and Glock says that could open up some chances for Marussia if it can enjoy a smooth build-up.

"Monaco is every time a very special weekend," Glock said. "It's the first real street circuit and always a big event; a big show. It is also a possibility for smaller teams as there are so many different factors which can come into play and situations which are out of your control more than any other circuit. If we have a trouble-free lead up to the weekend, then things can go well on race day with what are normally quite a few opportunities presenting themselves.

"For my side I hope we will show that we have got on top of the car balance issues which have affected my car in the last two races. I love Monaco so it will be fantastic to have a good car and really attack the race weekend. I can't wait to arrive there and get going."