Toyota new boy Timo Glock knows that he has a tough task ahead of him in his first full season of Formula One, but that does not prevent the reigning GP2 Series champion from setting his sights high.

Renowned for his fighting sprit and adaptability, the 25-year old will call on his years as test and race driver at Jordan and BMW Sauber as he embarks on his biggest test to date, having already impressed Toyota with his hard work and feedback from the few outings he was allowed to do at the end of 2007.

"I can't wait," he says of the 2008 campaign, "It will be a very proud and exciting moment for me, but I will also be focused on getting the best possible result in the race, as always. Formula One will be a little different compared to the other series I have raced in because I am racing against 21 of the best drivers in the world, but my job is still the same - to get the best possible result from my car."

With their respective seasons having very different outcomes in 2007, Glock is driven by the desire to return Toyota to the front of the F1 field, and expects to help the team achieve its goal of a regular points.

"Even though I have not raced in F1 since 2004, I have tested quite regularly, so I expect it will take very little time for me to get back in the groove," he says, "I have been lucky enough to race and succeed in several different championships in my career, but my goal has always been to become a full-time F1 race driver. I believe my experience has made me stronger as a driver and as a person.

"I want to have the most successful season possible. I aim to be consistent and to help the team move upwards. My first goal will be to regularly challenge for points and I believe we will be able to do that."

 

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