Timo Glock is a German race car driver who is currently employed as a factor driver for the German BMW.
However, the German is most well-known for his almost decade long stint in Formula One, with some of the biggest teams in the sport, such as the Jordan F1 Team, Virgin Racing, Toyota and Marussia F1.
His first taste of Formula One came when he was given the chance to stand in for Giorgio Pantano, who was having a contract dispute with Jordan at that time and riding the car for the first time in the 2004 canadian Grand Prix, Glock became one of only a handful of drivers in the history of the sport to score a Formula One Drivers’ Championship point in his first ever race.
After just three races with Jordan, Glock left the sport hoever, and in 2005, he shifted to the United States of America to race in the Champ Car World Series. Spending the 2006-07 seasons with GP2, Timo Glock returned to Formula One when he signed for Toyota F1, replacing the outgoing Ralf Schumacher.
His stint with the team was his most successful and consistent in Formula One but after Toyota pulled out of the sport in 2009, it appeared that his career was finished. However, the newly formed Manor Grand Prix quickly announced his signing and when the team became Virgin Racing after an investment scheme by Sir Richard Branson, Glock was named as the team’s principal driver.
After Marussia bought the rights of the team overall, Timo Glock raced for one more season with them but left in 2013 with two more years still left to run on his contract. Although no official reason was given for his departure, it is believed the Russian owners’ wish to have a Russian driver forced him to quit.
For salvaging this season Sebastian Vettel coins formula One as cruel. It is his home race this weekend after winning the four last titles. He is the sixth in the competition. He is thirsty for a victory.
It has been a rough competition so far. Though F1 is a fantastic tournament but at times at can be cruel as pointed out by him. In this particular part of the game it is the car on which you have to rely upon. It is difficult to beat the Mercedes as they always win every race with their capability. In this season Vettel has not been able to complete three races out of nine. So it has been sheer struggle for Red Bull compared to Mercedes. Vettel was third in the Grand Prix of Canada. The rule changes of F1 have not been according to his terms. It has been testing time for Vettel so far. It has not been a constant run for Vettel as in some he has performed well and in some others he has not.
Despite lot of problems he is enjoying F1. As a young child he remembers the go karting and so it is only for the car that he is driving for and nothing else. He is still confident of improving and the courage to perform under pressure is still there. In the remaining 10 races he is going to do his best. A chance still exists even if it is mathematical. He is optimistic and hopes to grab the opportunity. Even though he is realistic he is not idealistic. The target is to complete the race as soon as possible before others. For them winning each and every championship is important and that is the goal every time indisputably.
British driver Lewis Hamilton has won the Spanish grand prix. With this win Hamilton has clinched win in the last four races in a row. This is indeed a rare achievement for a driver in the F1 circuit. In the grand finale of the high paced, nail biting race, the Briton surpassed Nico Rosberg and held his lead in the championship. Experts say that psychologically it was a grueling day for Rosberg as he put all his efforts to give tough competition to Hamilton in the last ten laps and finally fell short for a few seconds in the final lap. After Hamilton’s dominant drive the race in China last week, many thought the Briton will have a smooth glide in the Spanish GP, but Rosberg created a lot of tension for the championship retainer.
After the race Hamilton was very calm and speechless over the brilliant performance of his Mercedes car. But experts say that Hamilton cannot deny the tension caused by his German friend especially when Rosberg removed a striking distance from Hamilton in the last couple of laps of the Spanish grand prix.
“Nico put u a great show and was very fast at sometimes. But I am fortunate that I managed to keep him behind me till the end of the race. He was a tough competition for sure,” said Hamilton right after the race to the media persons.
“I still have a massive challenge from Nico. Keeping distance from him was not easy for me. I was struggling at times. But I will improve next time,” said Hamilton while analyzing his hard earned win.
Experts said that the much discussed Spanish GP turned into a pure mind game in the last round. But Rosberg has said that more intense competition will follow in the future races.