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Glock set to unveil new look

Toyota's Timo Glock will take the wraps off his new-look helmet this afternoon at the Nurburgring.

Over 170 children responded to the Panasonic 'Kids School' competition to design new helmet colours for Glock to wear throughout the German Grand Prix weekend, before reverting to his usual design for the rest of the season.

The competition was open to school children throughout Germany from the ages of five to 17.

Glock studied the entries at the last Grand Prix at Silverstone and selected the winner - six-year-old Tom Luca Hoffmann from Bad Lippspringe, around 400km north east of the Nürburgring. His design shows Timo driving a Toyota Formula 1 car past cheering spectators.

Tom, who is at the Nürburgring with his family as a VIP guest of Panasonic Toyota Racing, will visit the team motorhome to present Glock with his helmet.

"I was very impressed with Tom's drawing because it is quite detailed even though he is only a young kid; that's why I chose it,” explained Glock.

“I'm looking forward to racing with it in front of my home fans and hopefully it will be a lucky charm!"

When he leaves the Nürburgring, Tom will take a signed replica helmet with him as a souvenir.

Glock meanwhile will donate his German Grand Prix helmet to the United Nations World Food Programme - www.wfp.org - for a charity auction. The auction will begin on Saturday evening.



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