Mar.10 (GMM) Timo Glock says he decided to join Virgin over moving to Sauber and Renault because the new British team was a safer employment option for the 2010 season.
With Toyota leaving the sport, insiders had expected the 27-year-old German to move to Renault this year to be Robert Kubica’s teammate.
The Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper reveals that Sauber was also an option for Glock.
“In purely sporting terms, they would have been very good options,” he admitted.
“But with Sauber they were facing a very long wait to be clear they were going to be there (in F1).
“Renault was high on my list, but then came their (takeover) situation. I said to myself that if it doesn’t work out for either of them, I will be left at the end with nothing.
“And I’m just a man who likes something new and exciting,” added Glock.