Toyota's Timo Glock has said that he feels he has made great progress this season during his first full year at the pinnacle of the sport.

Glock, who won the GP2 title in 2007, was handed a rare second crack at F1 by the Cologne-based squad this year and he has certainly made the most of it. Indeed he has had some encouraging results, especially in the second half of the season, the highlight, taking the runners-up spot in Hungary.

Since then he has finished every race bar one, scoring points' in three of them, most recently with that seventh place finish in Shanghai, which increased his tally for the year to 22.

Heading to the Brazilian Grand Prix this weekend then, one of only four events he has done before in an F1 car - back in 2004 during his brief four-race stint with Jordan - the German vowed to do all he can to once again put his TF108 in the points.

"This has been a very positive first season with Toyota and I want to end it with a strong result in the Brazilian Grand Prix. I feel I have made great progress this year and I've had a lot of fun as well," he reflected.

"Toyota is a great team and everyone has been very supportive. It is a long season but I still have plenty of energy and I'm really motivated for this race.

"I have raced in Formula 1 at Interlagos before, in 2004, and my strongest impression was that it was a very bumpy track which was quite hard work for a driver. Our car wasn't perfect over the bumps in Singapore so I am pleased to hear they have fixed them in Brazil because that will help us.

"If you look at our pace over the past few races we can be confident of another competitive weekend and I will certainly be looking to add to my points' total.

"At the moment I am tenth in the World Championship and if I can score more points and keep that position, that would be a good achievement in my first full season in Formula 1."


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