Timo Glock

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Timo Glock
Timo Glock 2010 Malaysia.jpg
Nationality Germany German
Born (1982-03-18) 18 March 1982 (age 32)
Lindenfels, West Germany
2014 DTM
Debut season 2013
Current team BMW Team MTEK
Car no. 17
Starts 18
Championships 0
Wins 1
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 9th in 2013
Finished last season 9th (40 pts)
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 2004, 20082012
Teams Jordan, Toyota, Virgin, Marussia
Races 95 (91 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 3
Career points 51
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 1
First race 2004 Canadian Grand Prix
Last race 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix
Champ Car career
Years active 2005
Best finish 8th (2005)
First race Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Last race Gran Premio Tecate
Wins Podiums Poles
0 1 0

Timo Glock (born 18 March 1982) is a German BMW factory racing driver, who previously drove in Formula One for the Jordan, Toyota, Virgin Racing and Marussia F1 teams. At the 2004 Canadian Grand Prix, standing in for Giorgio Pantano who had a contract dispute with Jordan, he joined a select group of drivers who have scored a World Championship point in their first Formula One race. 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.

Early career[edit]

Born in Lindenfels, West Germany, Glock began his motorsport career in 1998 at the age of 15. He won several karting championships as well as the BMW ADAC Formula Junior Cup in 2000 and the Formula BMW ADAC Championship in 2001. In his first German Formula Three Championship season in 2002, he finished third in the standings en route to rookie of the year honours. In 2003, he competed in the Formula Three Euroseries, winning three races and scoring three other podium finishes, which were enough to place him in fifth position in the Championship.

Formula One[edit]

Jordan (2004)[edit]

Glock was signed as Jordan Grand Prix's test driver for the 2004 Formula One season and made his Formula One debut at the Canadian Grand Prix replacing Giorgio Pantano for one race. He finished 11th, but inherited 7th following the disqualification of the Williams and Toyota cars and thus scored two points on his debut. He finished the season with Jordan, taking over from Pantano for the last three races. Glock's sponsorship with Deutsche Post helped bring back the colours of DHL to Jordan.[1]

Champ Car[edit]

2005[edit]

In 2005, Glock shifted his career to the United States, racing in the Champ Car World Series with Paul Gentilozzi's Rocketsports team. His best finish was second place at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve at the Molson Indy Montreal in Canada, where he was defeated by Oriol Servia. In the closing laps of the race Glock twice retained the lead over Servia by missing the track's final chicane. As the rules require drivers who gain or retain a position by driving off the racing surface to give way, Glock was asked to move over by Champ Car officials, and let Servia take the lead. Glock obliged midway through the final lap, giving him enough time to try and take the lead back, but to no avail. Glock finished 8th in the final season points standings and won the Champ Car World Series' Rookie of the Year award.

GP2[edit]

2006–2007[edit]

Glock in the cockpit of his GP2 car during the 2007 Monaco Grand Prix weekend

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. In mid-season, however, he moved to the front-running iSport team and after a string of improved results finished fourth in the drivers' standings, also winning an award for "most improved driver" in the series.[2] In 2006 he tested an F1 car again for BMW Sauber, which led to him being signed in December as the team's second test driver for 2007.

Glock was also re-signed for 2007 by iSport and won one feature race and four sprint races on his way to the championship.[3] Following the serious crash of regular Formula One BMW driver Robert Kubica in Canada, it was speculated that Glock might take over the drive. However, the team instead chose its lead test driver Sebastian Vettel.[4] Vettel's drive as a fill-in helped him get a full-time racing seat with the Toro Rosso team later in the season, starting at the Hungarian Grand Prix, and Glock was then promoted to the main test and reserve driver for BMW.

Return to Formula One[edit]

Toyota (2008–2009)[edit]

Glock driving for Toyota F1 at the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix

After winning the GP2 Series in 2007, Glock was connected to several F1 teams. He signed a contract with Toyota F1, though still under a test driver contract with BMW, which led to the dispute being brought before the Contract Recognition Board. In November, the CRB ruled that Glock was free to race for Toyota in 2008[5] and shortly afterwards Glock signed a three-year contract to replace Ralf Schumacher at Toyota. He scored his first points of 2008 in the Canadian Grand Prix, finishing 4th ahead of Felipe Massa's Ferrari. Glock qualified a career-best fifth at the Hungarian Grand Prix, and finished the race in second place ahead of reigning world champion Kimi Räikkönen. At the Singapore Grand Prix, Glock finished 4th, one of his best of the season.

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.[6] Starting the final lap, Glock was fourth, but he was passed by Toro Rosso's Sebastian Vettel and McLaren's Lewis Hamilton in the final corners. Hamilton's pass on Glock was enough for him to win the 2008 Drivers' Championship.[7] Glock finished the race in sixth and the championship in tenth position, with 25 points, behind teammate Jarno Trulli.[8]

Glock during practice for the 2009 Japanese Grand Prix, which he missed after sustaining an injury during qualifying

2009 started well enough for Glock. After being in the top 10 in all 3 practice sessions in Australia, he qualified 6th on the grid. However, the rear wing of his (and team-mate Trulli's) Toyota was deemed to be too flexible and thus illegal, and his time was cleared and he started 19th. During the race, he worked his way through the pack, pulling off forceful manoeuvres, including one on Fernando Alonso and one on Sébastien Buemi to finish in 5th place. However, after the race, Lewis Hamilton was disqualified and stripped of his 4th place finish, and Glock was promoted to 4th. A week later in Malaysia, he qualified 5th, but started 3rd after penalties to both Sebastian Vettel and Rubens Barrichello. At the start of the race, Glock slipped to 8th, but an inspired tyre choice as the rain started, coupled with precise driving, saw Glock finish in 3rd when the race was ended early on lap 32.

Consecutive seventh places for Glock in the rain in China, and in the dry in Bahrain had given him a total of 12 points for the season, although these finishes came in contrasting ways. In China he qualified a disappointing 14th, not making it out of Qualifying 2, whilst in Bahrain he qualified 2nd, led the race in the first stint, but he had a poor second stint on hard tyres which forced him to battle his way back to seventh by the end of the race. Glock earned his second podium of the season when he finished 2nd behind Lewis Hamilton at the Singapore Grand Prix after qualifying in 6th. The race began well when Glock passed Alonso and was given a place by Mark Webber who was forced to let Alonso overtake. Late in the race Glock seemed set for 3rd place until Nico Rosberg crossed the white line exiting the pits, earning him a drive through penalty and allowing Glock to easily take 2nd place.

In qualifying for the 2009 Japanese Grand Prix, Glock crashed heavily at the last corner and was airlifted to hospital with a leg injury. As he was not fit to race, Jarno Trulli was the only driver representing Toyota. 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. Toyota pulled out of F1 at the end of 2009, leaving an uncertain future for Glock.

Virgin (2010–2011)[edit]

Glock driving for Virgin Racing at the 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix

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.[9] 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.[9] Manor became Virgin Racing in November 2009 and that Glock's former GP2 rival Lucas di Grassi would become his team mate. Glock started the 2010 season with three successive retirements in Bahrain, Australia and Malaysia. In addition, he failed to start the Chinese Grand Prix due to engine failure; This was despite good qualifying performances which saw him out-qualify all of the new teams' drivers in Bahrain and regularly start higher than his team mate Di Grassi. The Spanish Grand Prix was where he recorded his first finish for the team, and his first finish of the season with 18th place. Glock's best result of the season saw him finish in 14th in Japan, the team's best result of the year.

Timo Glock at the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix

In 2011, Jérôme d'Ambrosio joined Glock at the team, where he failed to start the Turkish Grand Prix.

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.[10]

Marussia (2012)[edit]

Glock at the 2012 US Grand Prix

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.[11] 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.[12] Glock started the 2012 season strongly by finishing 14th in Australia which equaled his highest ever finish with the Virgin/Marussia team. Glock came 17th in Malaysia, and then scored two consecutive 19th-place finishes in China and Bahrain. Furthermore, he finished 18th in the Spanish Grand Prix, before he achieved 14th again in Monaco, and retired from the Canadian Grand Prix race with a brake malfunction.

Glock driving at the 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix

Glock withdrew from the European Grand Prix after contracting a stomach bug.[13] However, he was fit in time for the British Grand Prix where he finished 18th, and he followed that up with 22nd at his home Grand Prix. It was reported at the Hungarian Grand Prix that a feud was brewing between Glock and his teammate after Pic blocked him during qualifying.[14] Glock finished the race 21st after battling with Michael Schumacher and Pedro de la Rosa. Glock finished 15th at Spa after a collision with Pastor Maldonado. He suffered no damage and finished ahead of his teammate as they battled in the final stages of the race while also getting lapped by other cars. At Monza, he finished 17th after sustaining front wing damage after colliding with Vitaly Petrov in the second corner of lap 1.

However at Singapore, he produced his best result for Marussia, finishing in 12th place after a faultless performance. This crucially pushed Marussia into 10th place in the Constructors' Championship, due to a better non-points finishing record. In Japan Glock was up to 11th by the second lap after two first corner incidents, however he finished 16th. In Korea he finished 18th, and in India he came 20th after another battle with Michael Schumacher. He encountered Schumacher again in Abu Dhabi and let him pass to overtake Heikki Kovalainen who was in the crucial 12th place needed to demote Marussia to 11th in the Constructors' Championship.[15] In São Paulo, he was running strongly and ahead of the Caterhams until he was hit by Jean-Éric Vergne. He claimed this 'destroyed his race' with Petrov ultimately passing Charles Pic to take 10th spot for Caterham in the championship.[16] Glock finished the season 20th in the Drivers' Championship; his best yet for the Virgin/Marussia team.

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.[17]

DTM (2013–)[edit]

Glock at the 2014 Hungarian DTM race

Glock switched to the DTM in 2013, signing for BMW.[18] In his third race he scored his first points and podium with third place. He would not score any more points until the final race of the season at Hockenheim, where he won his first DTM race of his career.

Personal life[edit]

Glock lives in Switzerland with his girlfriend, German model Isabell Reis. She travels the world with him during the season. Glock and Reis are neighbours and close friends with Caterham F1 driver Heikki Kovalainen and his British girlfriend Catherine Hyde.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2000 ADAC Formula Junior Cup 19 11 6  ? 15 285.5 1st
2001 Formula BMW ADAC BMW Formel ADAC Rookie Team 20 8 3  ? 13 268 1st
2002 German Formula 3 Opel Team KMS 18 3 2 3 6 52 3rd
2003 Formula 3 Euroseries Opel Team KMS 20 3 0 1 6 55 5th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 30th
2004 Porsche Supercup Porsche AG VIP Team 1 0 0  ? 0 0 NC
Formula One Jordan Ford 4 0 0 0 0 2 19th
2005 Champ Car World Series Rocketsports Racing 13 0 0 1 1 202 8th
2006 GP2 Series BCN Competicion 20 2 0 0 5 60 4th
iSport International
2007 GP2 Series iSport International 20 5 4 5 10 88 1st
Formula One BMW Sauber F1 Team Test driver
2008 Formula One Panasonic Toyota Racing 18 0 0 0 1 25 10th
2009 Formula One Panasonic Toyota Racing 14 0 0 1 2 24 10th
2010 Formula One Virgin Racing 19 0 0 0 0 0 25th
2011 Formula One Marussia Virgin Racing 19 0 0 0 0 0 25th
2012 Formula One Marussia F1 Team 20 0 0 0 0 0 20th
2013 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters BMW Team MTEK 10 1 0 0 2 40 9th
2014 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters BMW Team MTEK 3 0 0 0 0 10* 11th*

As Glock was a guest driver he was ineligible to score points.
* Season in progress.

Complete Formula Three Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2003 Opel Team KMS Dallara F303/009 Spiess-Opel HOC
1

6
HOC
2

7
ADR
1

1
ADR
2

13
PAU
1

3
PAU
2

Ret
NOR
1

2
NOR
2

3
LMS
1

18
LMS
2

25
NÜR
1

14
NÜR
2

12
A1R
1

12
A1R
2

9
ZAN
1

15
ZAN
2

14
HOC
1

1
HOC
2

22
MAG
1

13
MAG
2

1
5th 55

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 WDC Points
2004 Jordan Ford Jordan EJ14 Ford RS2 3.0 V10 AUS
TD
MAL
TD
BHR
TD
SMR
TD
ESP
TD
MON
TD
EUR
TD
CAN
7
USA
TD
FRA
TD
GBR
TD
GER
TD
HUN
TD
BEL
TD
ITA
TD
CHN
15
JPN
15
BRA
15
19th 2
2008 Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF108 Toyota RVX-08 2.4 V8 AUS
Ret
MAL
Ret
BHR
9
ESP
11
TUR
13
MON
12
CAN
4
FRA
11
GBR
12
GER
Ret
HUN
2
EUR
7
BEL
9
ITA
11
SIN
4
JPN
Ret
CHN
7
BRA
6
10th 25
2009 Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF109 Toyota RVX-09 2.4 V8 AUS
4
MAL
3
CHN
7
BHR
7
ESP
10
MON
10
TUR
8
GBR
9
GER
9
HUN
6
EUR
14
BEL
10
ITA
11
SIN
2
JPN
DNS
BRA ABU 10th 24
2010 Virgin Racing Virgin VR-01 Cosworth CA2010 2.4 V8 BHR
Ret
AUS
Ret
MAL
Ret
CHN
DNS
ESP
18
MON
Ret
TUR
18
CAN
Ret
EUR
19
GBR
18
GER
18
HUN
16
BEL
18
ITA
17
SIN
Ret
JPN
14
KOR
Ret
BRA
20
ABU
Ret
25th 0
2011 Marussia Virgin Racing Virgin MVR-02 Cosworth CA2011 2.4 V8 AUS
NC
MAL
16
CHN
21
TUR
DNS
ESP
19
MON
Ret
CAN
15
EUR
21
GBR
16
GER
17
HUN
17
BEL
18
ITA
15
SIN
Ret
JPN
20
KOR
18
IND
Ret
ABU
19
BRA
Ret
25th 0
2012 Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR01 Cosworth CA2012 2.4 V8 AUS
14
MAL
17
CHN
19
BHR
19
ESP
18
MON
14
CAN
Ret
EUR
DNS
GBR
18
GER
22
HUN
21
BEL
15
ITA
17
SIN
12
JPN
16
KOR
18
IND
20
ABU
14
USA
19
BRA
16
20th 0

Half points were awarded at the 2009 Malaysian Grand Prix as less than 75% of the race distance was completed.

Complete Champ Car Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Rank Points
2005 Rocketsports LBH
6
MTY
11
MIL
9
POR
10
CLE
10
TOR
7
EDM
13
SJO
6
DEN
13
MTL
2
LVG
8
SRF
6
MXC
5
8th 202

Complete GP2 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 DC Points
2006 BCN Competicion VAL
FEA

16
VAL
SPR

8
SMR
FEA

7
SMR
SPR

4
EUR
FEA

17
EUR
SPR

Ret
ESP
FEA

11
ESP
SPR

10
MON
FEA

Ret
4th 58
iSport International GBR
FEA

2
GBR
SPR

6
FRA
FEA

1
FRA
SPR

4
GER
FEA

3
GER
SPR

1
HUN
FEA

2
HUN
SPR

5
TUR
FEA

4
TUR
SPR

4
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

DNS
2007 iSport International BHR
FEA

2
BHR
SPR

2
ESP
FEA

2
ESP
SPR

1
MON
FEA

3
FRA
FEA

Ret
FRA
SPR

Ret
GBR
FEA

Ret
GBR
SPR

Ret
EUR
FEA

1
EUR
SPR

5
HUN
FEA

10
HUN
SPR

Ret
TUR
FEA

4
TUR
SPR

1
ITA
FEA

3
ITA
SPR

1
BEL
FEA

17
BEL
SPR

DNS
VAL
FEA

7
VAL
SPR

1
1st 88

Complete DTM results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos Points
2013 BMW Team MTEK BMW M3 DTM HOC
Ret
BRH
13
SPL
3
LAU
14
NOR
13
MSC
16
NÜR
18
OSC
15
ZAN
18
HOC
1
9th 40
2014 BMW Team MTEK BMW M4 DTM HOC
5
OSC
Ret
HUN
19
NOR
16
MSC
6
SPL
3
NÜR
17
LAU
Ret
ZAN
12
HOC
11
16th 33

* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deutsche Post World Net | Speed Academy
  2. ^ url=http://www.timoglock.de/Profil.html
  3. ^ "Glock signed as BMW second driver". Grandprix.com. 2006-12-21. Retrieved 2006-12-21. 
  4. ^ "Vettel to replace Kubica at Indianapolis". autosport.com. 2007-06-14. Retrieved 2007-06-14. 
  5. ^ "CRB says Glock free to race for Toyota,". autosport.com. 2007-11-16. Retrieved 2007-11-16. 
  6. ^ Benson, Andrew (2008-11-02). "Brazilian Grand Prix". BBC Sports. 
  7. ^ "McLaren's Hamilton becomes youngest ever F1 Champion". tsn.ca. 2008-11-02. 
  8. ^ "2008 Standings". tsn.ca. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  9. ^ a b "Glock to lead new Manor F1 team". BBC Sport (BBC). 2009-11-17. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  10. ^ "Glock signs long-term contract with Virgin". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 24 July 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  11. ^ Cooper, Adam (3 November 2011). "Caterham, Lotus and Marussia name changes approved". Adam Cooper's F1 Blog (WordPress). Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "Marussia pass final crash test ahead of Formula 1 opener". BBC Sport (BBC). 6 March 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "Glock ruled out of Valencia race on health grounds". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 24 June 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  14. ^ Teammate feud brewing at Marussia inautonews FC
  15. ^ "Glock: Schumacher saved us". PlanetF1. 8 November 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  16. ^ "Glock: Vergne destroyed my race, cost us dear". Crash.net. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  17. ^ "Joint statement from the Marussia F1 Team and Timo Glock". Marussia F1 Team website. Marussia F1. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  18. ^ O'Leary, Jamie (25 January 2013). "BMW confirms Timo Glock for 2013 DTM season". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 30 January 2013. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Hannes Lachinger
Formula BMW ADAC
Champion

2001
Succeeded by
Nico Rosberg
Preceded by
A. J. Allmendinger
Champ Car Rookie of the Year
2005
Succeeded by
Will Power
Preceded by
Lewis Hamilton
GP2 Series
Drivers' Champion

2007
Succeeded by
Giorgio Pantano