merida PartnersTimo Glock
Some teenagers deposit their confirmation money while others get a moped for it. Timo Glock did something different: He bought a go-kart. So since 1997, the now 29-year-old German has preferred to sit in and on everything that is fast. From 1997 to 1999, Glock showed his talent for kart racing. In 2000, he absolved Junior Class races of the Formula BMW and became champion right away. This success, at the latest, made clear for Timo Glock that he wanted to be a pro driver.
In the Formula 3, the pilot from the Forest of Odes distinguished himself immediately as best newcomer by achieving Position 3 in overall ranking via three wins. His next step was a success as well: Rank 5 in the then newly founded Formula 3 Euro Series. And then, finally, the big moment… As test driver for Jordan, Glock directly absolved four F1 races during his very first “royal class” season in 2004 and even crowned his premiere in Montreal with two World Championship points. In 2005, he made his mark as “Rookie of the Year” with two podium positions in the American “Champ Car World Series” – in spite of the comparatively small budget of his racing team Rocketsports.
In 2007, Timo Glock’s GP2 Championship title caught the increased attention of several F1 racing teams again. Initially as test driver and then back-up pilot for BMW Sauber, the up-and-coming talent changed “officially” into the royal class of motorsports in 2008: With the Toyota Racing Team, Glock scored – straightaway – a superb success in form of Rank 2 at the GP Hungary. He finished his debut season with 25 points and Rank 10. Also during 2009, the German pro pilot achieved impressive results such as Rank 3 in Malaysia or the fastest lap time at the European GP. When Toyota left the F1 circus at the end of 2009, Timo Glock joined his current team Virgin Racing.
Athletic activities are crucial for Timo Glock – they ensure best possible fitness for his pro driver performance. Thus logical: Endurance training via road biking means optimum preparation for long F1 races. With our MERIDA REACTO Team, the likeable F1 pilot enjoys a training tool that matches his character perfectly – respectively the desire to sit always in and on everything that is fast!