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LIGHTS TO FLAG: Timo Glock on his last-minute F1 debut, Brazil 2008, and getting behind the mic

Staff Writer

Mike Seymour

Timo Glock first appeared on the F1 grid as a substitute driver back in 2004, but it was not until the late noughties that his Grand Prix career began to take off. In our latest Lights to Flag feature, the German reveals all about his two cracks at the top echelon, which included a stint towards the sharp end with Toyota and one at the very back with newcomers Virgin, while discussing his future motorsport ambitions and transition to punditry.

From dirt bikes to go-karting

Glock was born in Lindenfels, then West Germany, in 1982, and followed in the footsteps of his amateur racer father Karl by venturing into the world of motorsport – but it was on two wheels rather than four that he first tested the water.


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