Jordan sign Glock as third driver for 2004 19 Feb 2004
The Jordan Formula One team announced on Thursday that they have signed 21-year old German Timo Glock as their official test and reserve driver for the 2004 season.
Glock, a three-time winner in the 2003 Formula 3 Euro series, began testing with Jordan earlier this year. He will be the team's third driver in all of this season's Friday practice sessions.
"I´m very happy and proud that I can be part of Jordan Ford with a place in Formula One for the 2004 season," said Glock. "I thank the Jordan technical staff who made it possible for me to give a good performance at the Barcelona and Silverstone testing sessions recently. We have worked together successfully already and I'm looking forward to a fantastic time with them this year."
Team boss Eddie Jordan added, "Timo Glock is one of the most promising young driving talents in Germany at the moment and I'm delighted that we are able to offer him a regular F1 testing role.
"He's come up through the junior categories quickly and this will give him an invaluable opportunity to learn every Grand Prix circuit on the calendar. It's a perfect training ground and will also help the team in terms of having another car's data to assist with our preparation for each race.
"Timo has really impressed our engineers with his testing feedback and we are now hoping to guide him through this next stage of his career with the ultimate aim for him to become a Grand Prix driver of the future."
Glock began his motorsport career in 1997 at the age of 15, winning several karting championships and the BMW Formula ADAC Series in 2000 and 2001 before finishing third in his first International Formula Three Series in Germany in 2002, when he was awarded "Rookie of the Year". In Formula 3 Euro last season he competed against the likes of Christian Klien and Ryan Briscoe.