Timo Glock and Lewis Hamilton are inextricably linked after ‘that’ cross on the closing nook of the 2008 season, however they haven’t spoken about it – partly as a result of Glock doesn’t need to interrupt Hamilton within the paddock on race weekends.
Hamilton overtook the Toyota driver on the closing nook on the final lap at Interlagos on a moist observe floor, with Glock having opted to remain out on dry tyres to try to make it to the tip.
However Hamilton’s McLaren was on a lot quicker intermediates on the time, and reeled within the Toyota to realize the essential place he wanted to beat Felipe Massa to the title on the final attainable second.
It was one of the vital dramatic ends to a season in Components 1 historical past, but it surely has not been a subject of dialog between the 2 since that day – and Glock revealed their first chat for a very long time befell in Belgium in August.
“Not likely, no,” Glock informed the Past the Grid podcast when requested if he and Hamilton had mentioned the occasions of Interlagos.
“Someway [at] the final two race weekends after I was on the observe, I met him at Spa, I walked in by the gate and I simply checked out my cellphone after which somebody says ‘hey, Timo, how are you?’ And I used to be trying left, proper after which it’s Lewis.
“I didn’t discuss to him since I don’t know what number of years, let’s say. Now I met him after I performed desk tennis in opposition to George Russell, having a fast form of chat.
“He’s in his world when he’s at a race weekend and it appears like he doesn’t need to be attacked by somebody, let’s say, or have a bit of chat, and I don’t need to disturb him in the best way how he approaches his weekend.
“So I might by no means go there and ask him to have a chat with him about 2008 now. If it occurs, it occurs. If not, it doesn’t.”
Given how near the tip the overtake occurred, conspiracy theories flew round about Glock in some way serving to Hamilton in the direction of the title and denying Massa within the course of, however the German has lengthy denied ideas surrounding that – as he defined.
“It didn’t change my confidence in myself. I simply couldn’t perceive why folks thought I might assist or I might have made Lewis the World Champion,” he mentioned.
“I used to be attempting for Toyota. Why ought to I make Lewis the World Champion? There was no approach I might have been concerned in something as a result of I simply drove my race and I attempted to make the very best of it.
“I couldn’t perceive what folks have been pondering, that I did it on goal. I had no clue the place I used to be within the race.”
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