Timo Glock ( born March 18, 1982 in lime rock ) is a German racing driver.
He made his debut in Formula 1 in 2004 and first took part in four Grand Prix races. In 2005 he competed in the Champ Car series and was followed by two years in the GP2 Series, where he won the league title in 2007, active. From 2008 to 2012, Glock was again active in Formula 1. In two years at Toyota, he twice reached the tenth World Cup ranking. 2013 he takes for the BMW team - Mtek in the DTM.
- 3.1 Career stations
- 3.2 Statistics in Formula 1 3.2.1 Individual Results
Beginnings in motorsport (1996-2003)
Glock began his motorsport career in 1996 in the motocross sport. In 1997 he moved to karting, which he ran until 1999. After his move to Formula racing in 2000 he drove in the junior class of the German Formula BMW and became an instant masterpiece. A year later he won the championship title of the German Formula BMW straight away. In 2002, Glock in the German Formula 3 Championship. With three victories was Glock third in the overall standings and also was best rookie. In 2003, Glock in the newly founded Formula 3 Euro Series with three wins and finished fifth overall.
Formula 1 (2004)
In 2004, he managed to move up to Formula 1, where he test and reserve driver in team Jordan was early in the season. His racing debut was on 13 June 2004 at the Grand Prix of Canada in Montreal, after the regular driver Giorgio Pantano -budgetary failed to start due to non-compliance of financial commitments of its sponsors. This Glock was in the 2004 season alongside Michael Schumacher, Ralf Schumacher and Nick Heidfeld fourth German Formula 1 driver at the start of a Grand Prix. He finished his debut the 7th place, for which he received two World Championship points. For the next race Pantano returned to Jordan cockpit and Glock again took on the role of test and reserve driver. Three races left in the season lost Pantano again the cockpit and Glock went again for Jordan at the start. This time he could not move any further points. In 2005, he lost his Formula 1 cockpit because of the difficult financial situation of the Jordan team, which was dependent on sponsors for 2005 dowries of his drivers.
Champ Cars ( 2005)
In the absence of a Formula 1 alternative Glock changed in 2005 in the American Champ Car World Series for Team Rocket Sports Racing. He managed in Montreal in second once the jump on the podium and was awarded after the season as Rookie of the Year.
GP2 Series (2006-2007)
2006 Glock went to the year before the newly established GP2 Series at the start in order to recommend about this detour again for a Formula 1 cockpit. There, however, he went first, with moderate success for the Spanish BCN Competición team that often had to struggle with technical problems. Therefore Glock changed hands during the current season to the British iSport team to be his victory ambitions can. In fact, it developed in the second half of the season to a challenger of the later champion Lewis Hamilton and finally finished with two wins fourth championship ranking. 2007 remained Glock at iSport in GP2 Series to win the championship. Despite the meantime clear superiority he had until the last race fear for winning the title, because he lost again by technical defects and accidents through no fault of important points. Only with a convincing victory in the last race of the season in Valencia, Glock chose to GP2 champion.
Parallel to his GP2 commitment returned Glock in the 2007 season as the second test driver for the BMW Sauber team in Formula 1, where he took over the role of the official reserve driver after changing his team-mate Sebastian Vettel for Formula 1 team Toro Rosso.
With the GP2 title as a recommendation to Glock went in search of a tribe cockpit for the 2008 Formula 1 season. In October 2007, his Toyota Racing offered a contract, but BMW Sauber wanted to keep as a test and reserve driver him happy. After an arbitration decision of the Contract Recognition Board ( CRB ) Toyota finally confirmed in November 2007 the obligation Glocks for two years plus an option.
Formula 1 (2008-2012)
Glock was it one of five German drivers in Formula 1 took to the start of 2008. He is also after Nico Rosberg and Hamilton the third driver, which as the reigning GP2 champion of direct promotion to Formula 1. The greatest success in his debut season celebrated Glock at the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring, where he came second behind the Finn Heikki Kovalainen. In the public eye he fell at the season finale at Interlagos, where he was overtaken in the penultimate corner of the last lap of the British Lewis Hamilton, who characterized by a single point on the Brazilian Felipe Massa was world champion. The home crowd of the South American imputed Glock then intention and cursed the Germans.
In the drivers' standings Glock finished the season with 25 points in tenth place - just behind his experienced team-mate Jarno Trulli, who collected 31 points.
In the 2009 season, Glock, who had remained at Toyota was the second race in Malaysia by third parties. As the race ended prematurely and less than 75 % of the race distance have been completed, there was only half points. In the further course of the season Glock got more points and drove the Grand Prix of Europe, the first and only fastest lap of his career. At the Grand Prix of Singapore, he took the second place his best result of the season. To qualify, the Grand Prix of Japan Glock crashed by an impact into the tire wall, where he drew upon a cut on his leg, which had to be sewn. To race the next day he could not compete. Also in Abu Dhabi did not start Glock. Even before the end of the season were circulating rumors that Glock had to look for a new cockpit, because Toyota have the existing option on his services not pulled. In fact, the Toyota board gave on 4 November 2009 for the immediate withdrawal of its factory team from Formula 1 known, thus further obligation Glocks ceases to exist.
Virgin / Marussia (2010-2012)
On 17 November 2009 gave 2010 in Formula 1 debuting team Manor Grand Prix obligation Glocks known. In December, the team announced its name change to Virgin Racing. Glock's teammate was the Brazilian Lucas di Grassi, the Glocks biggest competitor to the GP2 title in 2007. After Virgin was plagued already in testing before the season of technical problems, Glock was eliminated even in the first two races with technical defects. The third race in Malaysia, he was unable to finish due to a collision with his former team-mate Trulli. In the fourth race succeeded the Virgin pilots after he had stopped on the grid, not even to take the race. Finally Glock reached at the European launch in Spain than 18 for the first time the goal. At the end of the season, he finished with a 14th place as best result the 23rd place in the overall standings.
2011 remained Glock at Virgin. He finished the season with two 15th places as the best results at the 25th place overall. It was thus a position behind his team-mate Jérôme D' Ambrosio, who, however, against Glock lost the race duel with 9:10. 2012 moved his team the chassis name and appeared as Marussia F1 Team on. After the new car, the Marussia MR01 time was not finished before the season and could not be tested, he reached for the season opener in Australia in 14th place the target. At the European Grand Prix Glock was not in a position to participate in the race due to an intestinal infection. When the Singapore Grand Prix Glock scored with a twelfth place his best result for Marussia. At the end of the season, he finished 20th in the drivers' standings.
In July 2011, Glock signed a three-year contract by the end of the 2014 season with Marussia. Early 2013, however, a consensual termination of the contract was announced, so Glocks time ended at Marussia after three years. Marussia justified this step with economic circumstances.
DTM ( since 2013)
After its off in F1 Glock signed for the 2013 season a contract with BMW for the DTM. So he switched from formula to touring car. He received a cockpit with the team Mtek. Already on his third DTM race he scored a podium placement with a third place. This remained his only top- 10 ranking until the last race of the season at Hockenheim, where he achieved his first DTM victory. Glock finished his first season in the DTM with 40 points in ninth place. It was thus a position behind his teammate Marco Wittmann, who scored 49 points.
Glock is a trained scaffolders. His father is a scaffolding contractor. Glock grew up in Brensbach - Wersau on at Darmstadt. He lives since March, 2012 God loves the Swiss canton of Thurgau. He has a son.
- 2004: Formula 1 ( 19th place )
- 2005: Champ Car (8th place )
- 2006: GP2 Series (4th place )
- 2007: GP2 Series (Master)
- 2007: Formula 1 ( test driver )
- 2008: Formula 1 ( 10th place )
- 2009: Formula 1 ( 10th place )
- 2010: Formula 1 ( 25th place )
- 2011: Formula 1 ( 25th place )
- 2012: Formula 1 ( 20th place )
- 2013: DTM ( 9th place)