Several media reports revealed that the Japanese manufacturer decided not to pick Glock's extension option from his deal for the upcoming season. Quickly enough, the news was interpreted as a sign of Toyota firing the German driver shortly after he had just scored a magnificent 2nd place in the Singapore Grand Prix.
However, Glock insisted that the discussions he had with the Toyota representatives were very normal and focused on the idea that both parties are free to look around for new opportunities until the end of the year. On Wednesday, it has emerged that Toyota's executive committee is yet to approve the team's budget for the upcoming season.
“The truth is that I think the stories after the race were the funniest I have ever read, to be fired on Saturday after qualifying was just bulls***, it is not right,” Glock told reporters at Suzuka, earlier today.
“The point is that we had a couple of discussion a couple of weeks ago and are open with Toyota. Toyota is open to me, we have the possibility to look around, there is nothing new. There were no discussions over the weekend about a contract situation and that is all I can say. There were rumors going around, maybe for some it was a bit boring on Saturday and they had to find a story for Sunday or after the race,” added the German driver.
Earlier this week however, Glock admitted he is now officially on the market for next year, as several racing spots in F1 are still uncertain for 2010. Apart from the new entries, Williams, BMW Sauber and Renault are only a few teams on the lookout for next season's roster.