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Glock in talks with Manor

Could ex-Toyota man Timo Glock be the preferred option to spearhead the Manor challenge on F1 in 2010?
Former Toyota driver Timo Glock could be given the chance to continue his F1 career with newcomers Manor GP in 2010.

Glock, who missed the final races of the 2009 season due to injuries he picked up in a qualifying crash at Suzuka, had been hotly tipped to move to Renault for next season even before the announcement that Toyota was to withdraw from the sport.

However, a deal to join up with Robert Kubica at the Regie now appears to be far from done after Glock's manager Hans Bernd Kamps revealed that talks were ongoing with three teams about a drive.

F1 newcomers Manor, believed to have secured backing from Virgin for its debut season, are one of the three with the possibility that Glock could provide an experienced head for the Yorkshire-based outfit.

"We continue to be serious negotiations with three teams,” Kamps told Auto Motor und Sport, “and Manor GP is one of them.

“We are now on the home stretch and expect a decision to be made at the start of next week.”

The same report also suggested that the team is looking to secure the services of a pay driver to fill the second seat, with Lucas di Grassi and A1GP title winner Adam Carroll believed to be top of the list.


Tagged as: Toyota , Timo Glock , manor

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Cardinal

November 13, 2009 10:27 AM

I feel sorry for Timo if this is the best he can get for next season. Are Renault really going to pull out of F1 next month? That will really f*** up Kubica's chances of getting a decent drive. I can't believe they were callous enough to sign him if they were in any doubt about continuing. At least Toyota were honest with their drivers. I think Virgin/Manor would be a good choice for rookies such as Carroll or di Grassi - I'd be happy if either of them got the drive, they deserve it. But Carroll a pay driver? Does he have any sponsorship? I'd always presumed it was only a lack of funds that was keeping him out of F1, he's certainly talented enough.



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