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Toyota's Kobayashi to fill in for unwell Glock in practice 02 Oct 2009

Kamui Kobayashi (JPN) Toyota TF108 Formula One Testing, 1-5 March 2009, Jerez, Spain. Timo Glock (GER) Toyota in the FIA Press Conference.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Japanese Grand Prix, Preparations, Suzuka, Japan, Thursday, 1 October 2009

Toyota's third driver Kamui Kobayashi will take part in Friday's practice sessions for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, in place of the unwell Timo Glock.

Glock is suffering from a very heavy cold and fever so has been advised to rest by the team doctor in order to enable him to recover in time to compete in qualifying and the race itself.

Kobayashi, 23, is the reigning GP2 Asia champion and recently completed his second GP2 Series campaign. He has been Toyota's third driver since the beginning of 2008.

"It is a pity Timo is not feeling well today," said the Japanese driver. "But I am grateful for the team's trust in me to take part in practice for the Japanese Grand Prix.

"I have experienced the TF109 already and I am looking forward to trying it out at Suzuka, even though it is only for practice. I will do my best to contribute to the team's preparations and of course I wish Timo a very fast recovery."