Glock vows to ‘fight’ for Toyota seat

Sat, 3 November 2007, 05:41

Newly crowned GP2 champion Timo Glock has confirmed reports that a contractual dispute with BMW-Sauber is currently standing in the way to his becoming a Toyota race driver in 2008.

It was reported on Friday that F1’s Contract Recognition Board is refusing to certify the rookie German’s three-year Toyota deal because of a conflict with his existing arrangement with BMW.

Glock was a BMW-Sauber test driver this year, and the Hinwil based team also possesses an option on his services as a test driver for 2008.

Asked by the German newspaper Bild on Saturday if he was disappointed that BMW is apparently blocking his promotion to Toyota, Glock replied: “I have a great chance with another great team to get a cockpit. At the moment BMW can not offer that to me.

“That is why I have to change to somewhere else,” he added.

“Of course I am very grateful to BMW. They have helped me, I have helped them. But now I have the chance to take the next step.

“I really hope an solution will be reached,” said Glock. “I have the opportunity to go from the bench to a proper position at a different top team — and I will fight for that.”

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