Timo Glock


  • Lindenfels, West Germany Place of Birth
  • 18 March 1982 Date of Birth
  • 2004 Canadian Grand Prix F1 Debut
  • Marussia F1 Current/Last Team

Timo Glock, born on March 18, 1982, in Germany, is a retired Formula 1 driver who began his journey to the grid in the early 1990s with karting and swiftly progressed through various feeder series before entering F1 in 2004 with the Jordan team.

BornTimo Glock
18 March 1982
Lindenfels, West Germany

His time with Toyota from 2008 to 2009 was the highlight of his Formula One career, during which time he achieved multiple point finishes. At the 2009 Singapore Grand Prix, Glock secured his first and the team’s first podium in nearly four years, finishing in second place.

Glock faced hurdles too, particularly in 2010 when he joined the nascent Virgin Racing team, which grappled with competitiveness. Despite these challenges, he played a vital role in advancing the team’s capabilities. He continued his career at Marussia from 2012 to 2013.

A historic moment in Glock’s career happened during the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix when his team switched him to dry tyres under wet conditions. This decision dramatically slowed him down, allowing Lewis Hamilton to overtake him in the crucial final lap, enabling Hamilton to clinch the drivers’ championship by finishing fifth. This event remains one of Formula One’s most dramatic and debated moments.

After retiring from Formula One in 2013, Timo Glock joined the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) as a works driver for BMW with Team MTEK. He quickly made his mark by securing his first DTM podium at the Red Bull Ring and clinching his inaugural win at the season finale at the Hockenheimring. Glock has also kept a foot in motorsport beyond racing as a commentator and pundit, offering insights at various racing events.

Timo Glock Formula One World Championship career

Active years2004, 2008–2012
TeamsJordan, Toyota, Virgin, Marussia
Entries95 (91 starts)
Career points51
Pole positions0
Fastest laps1
First entry2004 Canadian Grand Prix
Last entry2012 Brazilian Grand Prix



Driver Nationality Current/Last Team F1 Debut Status
German Renault 2000 Australian Grand Prix Retired
Italian Lotus Racing 1997 Australian Grand Prix Retired
Belgian Lotus F1 2011 Australian Grand Prix Retired


Team Nationality Debut Season Status
Jordan Grand Prix Irish 1991 Historic
Toyota Racing Japanese 2002 Historic
Virgin Racing British, Russian 2010 Historic
Marussia F1 British, Russian 2012 Historic