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Timo Glock

Knowledge Identifier: +Timo_Glock


Timo Glock

German BMW factory racing driver, who previously drove in Formula One for the Jordan, Toyota, Virgin Racing and Marussia F1 teams add

Category: Auto racing

Born in 1982.

Countries: United Kingdom (18%), Germany (15%), United States (12%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Marussia F1, Formula One, Toyota Racing

Linked to: BMW, Cosworth, Panasonic, Ford Motor Company




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Timo Glock was born in 1982 add something


Born in Lindenfels, West Germany, Glock began his motorsport career in 1998 at the age of 15 add something


He won several karting championships as well as the & BMW ADAC Formula Junior Cup in 2000 and the Formula BMW ADAC Championship in 2001 add something


In his first German Formula Three Championship season in 2002, he finished third in the standings en route to rookie of the year honours add something


Eddie Jordan - Despite new sponsorship from Trust computers and the addition of "Quick" Nick Heidfeld and a promising young rookie in Timo Glock for 2004, Jordan was in serious trouble


In 2005, Glock shifted his career to the United States, racing in the Champ Car World Series with Paul Gentilozzi's Rocketsports team add something


GP2 Series - Many drivers have used GP2 as a stepping stone into Formula One. The 2005 Champion Nico Rosberg was hired by the Williams team for the 2006 F1 campaign, 2006 GP2 winner Lewis Hamilton made the transition to F1 the following year with McLaren and the 2007 Champion Timo Glock to Toyota for the 2008 F1 season


In 2006, Glock raced in Europe in the GP2 Series, the level immediately below Formula One. He started with the midfield BCN Competicion team, gaining average results add something


After winning the GP2 Series in 2007, Glock was connected to several F1 teams add something


Andreas Zuber - Zuber moved to iSport International for 2007, where he was paired with Timo Glock


He scored his first points of 2008 in the Canadian Grand Prix, finishing 4th ahead of Felipe Massa's Ferrari add something


In the final race of the 2008 season, the Brazilian Grand Prix, Glock was seventh with a few laps to go and opted to remain on the track with dry-weather tyres, while most of the other drivers opted for wet tyres because to rain falling during the final laps of the race add something


Toyota Racing - While retaining Jarno Trulli, Toyota replaced Ralf Schumacher with reigning GP2 champion Timo Glock for the 2008 season


Toyota pulled out of F1 at the end of 2009, leaving an uncertain future for Glock add something


On 11 October 2009, Toyota confirmed that its test driver Kamui Kobayashi would make his race debut in the Brazilian Grand Prix, as Glock had suffered further complications from his accident, resulting in a cracked vertebra and he would not be guaranteed to be fit in time to race in Brazil and Abu Dhabi add something


Manor became Virgin Racing in November 2009 and that Glock's former GP2 rival Lucas di Grassi would become his team mate add something


Glock started the 2010 season with three successive retirements in Bahrain, Australia and Malaysia add something


Glock's future for a time appeared uncertain, but on 17 November new team Manor Grand Prix announced that he had signed for them and would be their lead driver for the 2010 and 2011 seasons add something


It seemed as though Glock would partner Polish driver Robert Kubica at Renault, but following Renault's decision to announce whether it will take part in Formula 1 for 2010, Glock chose an option where he will be guaranteed a drive although the car might be less competitive add something


Kimi Raikkonen - Toyota F1, before it pulled out of Formula One, offered Räikkönen a driving contract to replace Timo Glock in 2010


In 2011, Jérôme d'Ambrosio joined Glock at the team, where he failed to start the add something


On 24 July 2011, it was announced that Glock had signed a 3-year extension to his current contract, committing him to Virgin until 2014 add something


Charles Pic - After the conclusion of the 2011 Brazilian Grand Prix it was confirmed that Pic would indeed partner Timo Glock at the renamed Marussia F1 in 2012


Marussia F1 - The team had announced in July 2011 that Timo Glock had signed a new three-year contract with the team


Glock started the 2012 season strongly by finishing 14th in Australia which equaled his highest ever finish with the Virgin/Marussia team add something


The team was renamed as Marussia F1 for the 2012 season and he would partner his third teammate in his three years at the team, French rookie Charles Pic. Marussia were forced to pull out of pre-season testing after failing a crash test for rear impact but eventually they passed allowing Glock to compete in the opening race add something


After leaving Formula One in 2013, Glock became a works driver for & BMW in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, driving for BMW Team MTEK, and achieved his first DTM podium at the Red Bull Ring, and a first win at the season finale at the Hockenheimring add something


Glock switched to the DTM in 2013, signing for BMW. In his third race he scored his first points and podium with third place add something


For the 2013 season he was due to remain with Marussia and partner Max Chilton who would have been his fourth team-mate in four years at the team, however on 21 January 2013 it was confirmed that Glock had left Marussia by mutual consent add something


Marussia F1 - Timo Glock left Marussia before the 2013 season started, for "commercial reasons"