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Toyota confirms Glock in 2009 plans.


Toyota team boss John Howett has confirmed that the Cologne-based squad will be picking up its option on rookie Timo Glock, after the German's recent upturn in form.

After a tough start to his Formula One return, including an airborne accident in Australia, the reigning GP2 Series champion opened his account in Canada and, after another high-profile - but mechanically-induced - shunt in his home race, has been a threat for points ever since, with a career-best second place finish in Hungary the highlight so far.

Although he has yet to match the points tally of veteran team-mate Jarno Trulli, Howett told journalists that Glock would form part of an unchanged line-up in 2009.

"We have a multi-year contract with him, and we are very happy," Howett insisted, "He is progressing well, he is quick and getting more and more consistent. There is absolutely no hesitation that he will be with us next year and, hopefully, he will progress further and stay with us for more years. At the moment, he has a very secure and bright future with us."

Seventh place in the European Grand Prix saw Glock move into sole possession of a top ten position in the world championship, and his 15-point contribution has played a major part in pushing Toyota to the front of the battle for fourth in the constructors' race behind the three teams to have won races this year.


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