Timo Glock

Born:
18th March 1982 (Age 35)
Lindenfels, Hesse
Nationality:
German
Most recent race (in database):
Biography

Timo Glock was already 15 years old when he used money given to him on his confirmation to buy a kart and start racing. Championship success three years later proved that a wise investment.

Successful graduation to car racing

His car racing debut was in the 2000 Formula BMW Championship when driving for Peter Mamerow. Winner of the Junior Cup that year, Glock was crowned German Formula BMW Champion in 2001. He graduated to German Formula 3 and his KMS Dallara F302-Opel won three times to clinch third in the championship. He remained with the team for the 2003 F3 Euroseries and won another three races.

Formula 1 with Jordan

Rather than continue in the junior categories, Glock signed as reserve driver for Jordan Grand Prix in 2004. He impressed when testing the Jordan EJ14-Ford on GP Fridays and replaced regular race driver Giorgio Pantano for the Canadian GP when the Italian’s sponsorship payment was delayed.

Ahead of team leader Nick Heidfeld at the finish, Glock was promoted to seventh (and a points scorer) when both Williams and Toyota teams were disqualified for minor technical infringements. Pantano returned temporarily but Glock completed the final three GPs as a race driver once more.

Champ Cars and GP2

Without an F1 opportunity for 2005, he took Deutsche Post sponsorship to Champ Cars and Rocketsports. The highlight was his second place finish in Montréal when he was ordered by stewards to relinquish the lead to Oriol Servià on the last lap due to his overly robust defence of the lead. Eighth in the final standings, Glock was also named Rookie of the Year.

F1 remained his focus and Glock raced in the GP2 Series from 2006. A mid-season switch from BCN Competición to iSport International was rewarded with race wins and fourth in the standings as he went wheel-to-wheel with champion Lewis Hamilton. The German remained with the team for 2007 and withstood a late challenge from Lucas di Grassi to clinch the title at the final round.

Formula 1 return with Toyota

Glock also tested for the BMW Sauber F1 team at the time and returned to GP racing in 2008 with Toyota. He survived substantial accidents in Australia and Germany and finished an impressive second in Hungary after qualifying a career-best fifth. The year ended with Glock as a central figure in the most dramatic championship showdown to date.

Needing to finish the Brazilian GP in fifth position to win the world championship, Hamilton trailed the German’s Toyota TF108 by 13.1 seconds as he entered the last lap. But with Glock struggling with dry tyres on the now wet track, Hamilton passed him on the final corner to take fifth and the title. Third in Malaysia and second in Singapore during 2009 meant that Glock finished 10th in the championship for the second successive season.

Toyota withdrew from F1 at the end of 2009 and Glock joined newcomers Virgin Racing for three seasons among GP racing’s minnows. It was renamed Marussia in 2012 but proved no more competitive. Twelfth in the 2012 Singapore GP was his best result for the team before he left at the end of that season.

DTM with BMW

Tired of making up the numbers at the back of the field, Glock joined BMW for the 2013 DTM. He scored his breakthrough victory in the final race of the season at Hockenheim to clinch ninth overall. Without victory during his second campaign in the competitive German touring car series, Glock dominated the Oschersleben meeting during 2015. He qualified on pole position for the first time before leading from start-to-finish.

During 2016, he was disqualified from second place at Hockenheim before winning round four at Spielberg. He qualified on the front row for the second race at the Lausitzring but failed to score another podium for the remainder of the season.

Championship seasons

Season Name Starts Poles Podiums Wins Position Points
2017 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft
BMW Team RMG
18 3 4 1
6% win rate
7th 133
2016 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft
BMW Team RMG
18 0 1 1
6% win rate
10th 84
2015 Blancpain Endurance Series 25th 4
2015 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft
BMW Team MTEK
18 1 1 1
6% win rate
15th 56
2014 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft
BMW Team MTEK
10 0 1 0
0% win rate
16th 33
2013 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft
BMW Team MTEK
10 0 2 1
10% win rate
9th 40
2012 F1 World Championship
Marussia F1 Team
19 (1) 0 0 0
0% win rate
20th 0
2011 F1 World Championship
Marussia Virgin Racing
18 (1) 0 0 0
0% win rate
25th 0
2010 F1 World Championship
Virgin Racing
18 (1) 0 0 0
0% win rate
25th 0
2009 F1 World Championship
Panasonic Toyota Racing
14 (1) 0 2 0
0% win rate
10th 24
2008 F1 World Championship
Panasonic Toyota Racing
18 0 1 0
0% win rate
10th 25
2007 GP2 Series
iSport International
21 4 10 5
24% win rate
1st 88
2006 GP2 Series
BCN Competicion
iSport International
20 (1) 0 5 2
10% win rate
4th 58
2005 Champ Car World Series
Rocketsports Racing
13 0 1 0
0% win rate
8th 202
2004 F1 World Championship
Jordan Ford
4 (14) 0 0 0
0% win rate
19th 2
2003 F3 Euroseries
Team KMS
20 0 6 3
15% win rate
5th 55

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