Timo Glock Eyes Manor Seat

Timo Glock is on his way to signing a deal with Manor Grand Prix for the upcoming season of Formula One. Although he was initially linked with a racing spot alongside Robert Kubica at Renault, the French manufacturer's doubtful plans for the future have made the German driver look elsewhere for a job.

Kubica signed only a one-year deal with Renault after Fernando Alonso left the team earlier this year, fueling rumors that he was in fact waiting for Felipe Massa's contract to run out at the end of 2010 and take his place at Maranello. However, it seems the one-year deal was not his option to begin with, as Renault might reconsider its plans in Formula One following the 2010 season finale.

Under the circumstances, Glock seems closer to becoming the new leading driver of Manor F1, as the British outfit will almost 100% partner Richard Branson's Virgin Group in the 2010 Formula One Championship. With the funding scheme for next year already secured and their car development up to speed, Manor may prove the best solution for Glock to remain in the series.

We are still in serious negotiations with three teams, and Manor is one of them. We are approaching the finish and expect a decision at the beginning of next week," said his manager Hans Bernd Kamps, according to Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.

Apart from the Renault seat, only Brawn, Force India and Mercedes have one – or even two – spare spots for the 2010 drivers lineup, but Glock was never linked with any of those spots. Another solution for the German, in case the Manor deal fails to go through, would be joining the Sauber/Qadbak outfit.

The Swiss organization is still waiting for the FIA to grant them the 13th entry next season – replacing Toyota – and their vast experience in the series might provide Glock with a little more chances for point-scoring finishes next year.
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