Glock Defends Move to Manor/Virgin F1

Timo Glock is one of the drivers who managed to secure their future in Formula One despite the multitude of withdrawals lately. Toyota and BMW (and now likely Renault) have already announced their quit from the series at the end of 2009, leaving 4 drivers with their future unstable in the Great Circle.

Glock's managers moved quickly into securing their client at least one more season in the series, even if his future team is not exactly a podium chaser. Newly-entrants Manor Grand Prix (or Virgin Group) will be the German's new team for 2010, a season which Glock reckoned it will be a difficult one.

However, he defended his move in an interview with Germany's Auto Bild, insisting that this could be a new beginning for his F1 career.

Some have said that this is the beginning of the end. But I have experienced many highs and lows in my career and have therefore a pretty good long-term vision. In my view Formula One is moving back to the private teams,” argued Glock.

Clearly in the first year, one or two will point their finger at us and laugh. The results will only be coming in two, three years. But if you ask me it is more satisfying to work upwards with a small team than to just sit in a winning car,” added the German driver, admitting that developing into a point-scoring driver in a new, inexperienced team is also a challenge worth taking in the world of the Great Circle.

Glock is yet to find out the name of his future teammate at Virgin Grand Prix, but the team is likely to make that announcement by Christmas.
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