Debut & Jordan (2004)
Timo Glock made his debut into F1 at the 2004 Canadian GP, deputising for regular driver Giorgio Pantano. He impressed in his first race and even managed to come away with 2 points after the disqualification of both the Williams & Toyota cars. He even beat his much more experienced team mate Nick Heidfeld. Glock eventually took the second seat at Jordan off Pantano after the Italian was dropped by the team at the 2004 Chinese GP. He saw out the season with three 15th place finishes.
Glock did not retain his seat into the 2005 season and returned to other formulas of racing; however he did not give up on his dream of continuing to race in F1. He was confirmed as one of BMW Sauber’s Test drivers in 2007 along side Sebastian Vettel. When Vettel moved to race for Toro Rosso late on in 2007, Glock was promoted to full time 3rd & Reserve Driver at BMW Sauber.
A Return & Toyota (2008-2009)
With the departure of Ralf Schumacher from Toyota at the end of 2007, Glock once again found an opportunity to get back into F1 and he was confirmed to join Jarno Trulli at Toyota for 2008. Timo got off to a shaky start as a full time F1 driver, with a heavy crash in Australia and another DNF in Malaysia. Appropriately he finished a fine 4th in Canada to secure his first points finish of the season.
Glock suffered a pretty nasty crash at the German GP, after his rear suspension failed coming out of the last corner, spearing him off backwards into the pit lane wall. Although he was unhurt it was a nasty incident. However, ironically his best result of the season came at the following race in Hungary, where he finished a fantastic 2nd just behind maiden winner Heikki Kovalainen. This turned out to be not only his, but also the team’s best result of 08.
A strong end to the season with consistent point scoring races saw Glock finish an impressive 10th in his first full season in F1. He was confirmed at Toyota again for 2009.
2009 would again see Glock a regular point scorer. Early success included a podium at the rain halted Malaysian GP and a front row start alongside team mate Jarno Trulli in the Bahrain GP. He endured a mid season slump in performance, but bounced back at the Singapore GP with a career equalling best 2nd place. However at the following round in Japan Timo Glock was injured in a crash that happened in Qualifying.
The German had injured his left leg and was forced to sit out the Japanese GP. Medical concerns over a cracked vertebra forced him to sit out the Brazilian GP as well, being deputised by Kamui Kobayashi. The Japanese driver again subbed for Glock at the season finally in Abu Dhabi. He ended the season 10th with 24points; however his future in F1 looked uncertain after Toyota announced their departure from the sport.
Manor GP (2010)
Glock later signed for Manor GP as their lead driver, a team that would make its debut in F1 in 2010.