Glock to miss the Japanese Grand Prix 04 Oct 2009
Toyota confirmed on Sunday morning that Timo Glock will not take part in the Japanese Grand Prix following his high-speed crash in qualifying
Glock went off into the tyre wall after losing control of his TF109 in Suzukas final turn during Q2 and was taken to a hospital in Yokkaichi. He was found to have sustained a 5cm cut on his lower left leg and reported back pain, although x-rays have confirmed there is no damage.
However, in order to ensure he is fully fit for the forthcoming Brazilian Grand Prix, Glock has been advised to rest so will miss the race.
"Together with my physio I tried everything to be fit for the Japanese Grand Prix but in the end it is not possible for me to race, said the German driver, who also sat out Fridays sessions with a heavy cold and fever. It is a pity to miss Toyota's home race and I'm annoyed that this happened.
I want to say thanks to my car crew because they worked all night to fix the damage and get it ready for the race. They did a great job but unfortunately I can't race, however I am sure I will be back in Brazil."
Toyota applied for permission for third driver Kamui Kobayashi, who completed both Friday practice sessions, to replace Glock but that was rejected by race stewards due to the regulation which requires a driver to participate in at least one practice session on the second day of the event if he is to race.