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Q&A with Toyota’s Timo Glock 22 Jul 2008

Timo Glock (GER) Toyota.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 10, German Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Hockenheim, Germany, Saturday, 19 July 2008 Timo Glock (GER) Toyota TF108.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 10, German Grand Prix, Race, Hockenheim, Germany, Sunday, 20 July 2008

His German race may have ended in the barriers last weekend, but Toyota’s Timo Glock is already feeling fighting fit for the forthcoming Hungarian Grand Prix. Here Glock reflects on his Hockenheim crash and looks ahead to his return to the TF108 cockpit at this week’s Jerez test…

Q: How are you feeling?
Timo Glock:
I am fine. I spent Sunday night in the hospital but only so the doctors could complete their checks. They ran x-rays and an MRI scan and found no problems at all, so I went home on Monday morning for some rest and more checks with my doctor. It was a really hard impact and my back hurt immediately after I got out of the car but now it is fine. Actually, it looked worse on TV than it really was.

Q: Can you talk us through the incident?
TG:
I was running well and looking set for the points but I ran a little wide on the last corner of Lap 35. That wasn't a major problem because most cars were doing that at some stage in the race but I just felt the back of the car go. I tried to catch it but I was not able to. I had no control at that point and was just a passenger. When I saw it later on TV I could see something broke in the right rear suspension.

Q: Are you worried by what happened to you?
TG:
I'm not at all concerned because I trust the team completely. We are all working together to improve the car performance and reliability.

Q: What are your plans now?
TG:
I have spent a little time at home relaxing and now I am ready to drive again. Physically I feel absolutely fine so I am looking forward to getting back in the car on Thursday. We will be preparing for the Hungarian Grand Prix so it is an important test and I am pleased I can contribute. Then of course I will be racing in Hungary where I expect the same strong performance level and hopefully a points finish.