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Timo Glock

Timo GlockDate of birth: 18/3/1982
Place of birth: Lindenfels, Germany

First race: 2004 Canadian GP
Previous teams: Jordan, Toyota
Current team: Virgin
Current car number: 24

Highest championship position: 10th (2009)
Highest race finish: 2nd (x2)
Podiums: 3
Career points: 51
Highest qualifying position: 2nd (x1)
Fastest laps: 1

In the beginning

Timo started his career at the relatively late age of 15. Timo soon began to rake in the karting titles and the BMW ADAC Formula Junior Cup of 2000 and the Formula BMW ADAC Championship the following year.

2002 would see the change to the German Formula Three Championship where in his rookie year he would close the season third overall.

Glock focused more on Europe in 2003 and contested in the Formula Three Euroseries. He would score three wins and three podiums and ending up fifth in the championship.

Formula 1 – Jordan

Timo Glock’s first experience in Formula 1 was with Jordan in 2004. He was the team’s test driver for 04 but he got to drive 4 races throughout the season, scoring 2 points with his only points paying position being 7th, although he joins the group who have scored points on their F1 debuts.

Champ Car – Rocketsports

For 2005 Glock switched his focus to Champ Car in the USA, where he drove for the Rocketsports team. His best finish was 2nd place in the 13 race championship at Montreal. He finished 8th in the championship, but he won the Champ Car World Series’ Rookie of the Year award.

GP2 – BCN Competicion & iSport International

In 2006 Glock continued in his bid to secure a full time F1 seat and drove the first half of the season for the BCN Competicion team. However in the average car he scored average results and made the jump to the faster iSport International team where the faster car began to pay dividends straight away.

He scored a 2nd place in his opening race with the team, and recorded his first victory the race after next at Magny Cours, before repeating that success in Hockenheim. He finished the championship in 4th place.

During the impressive 2006 season, Glock got a test with the BMW Sauber F1 team where his also impressed them, being given the second reserve driver role at the team.

Continuing with iSport International in 2007, Glock took 4 wins on his way to taking the GP2 championship! He came close to participating in a Grand Prix when BMW Sauber’s Robert Kubica had a serious collision at the Canadian Grand Prix and had to sit out the following race, but BMW Sauber gave the drive to their other reserve Sebastian Vettel instead.

Formula 1 – Toyota

It took 4 years for Glock to get back in to F1 after his debut, and it was Toyota who gave him his chance following on from Glock winning the GP2 championship in 2007. In 2008 Glock finished 10th in the drivers championship having scored 25 points, with him just missing out on a  podium twice – as he finished 4th in Canada and Singapore.

Continuing with Toyota for the 2009 season, Glock scored his first F1 podiums – two in fact. A 3rd place came early in the season at Malaysia and the other podium was a second place at Singapore although that maiden F1 win evaded him. Despite 2 podiums, Glock’s other results that season were inconsistent and he finished 10th again in the drivers championship with 24 points

Formula 1 – Virgin Racing

For the 2010 season, Timo Glock will drive for the new team Virgin Racing.

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