Timo Glock and BMW go their separate ways

Surprising divorce in the German motorsport scene: Former Formula 1 star Timo Glock and BMW will go their separate ways in the future. Glock announced this on social media today. “Every end is a new beginning,” writes the Odenwald. “I would like to thank BMW Motorsport for the ten years we spent together on the best racetracks in the world. I really enjoyed this intense time in the DTM with the wonderful Class 1 cars and great wins and podiums.”

Glock switched from Formula 1 to BMW in the DTM in 2013 and clinched five victories there. This year, the Hessian drove on the BMW siding in the Italian GT Championship for Roberto Ravaglia’s Ceccato team.

Nevertheless, he continues to be motivated there: “I will enjoy my last race in Mugello with Ceccato Racing and the legend Roberto Ravaglia,” says the former Toyota star. “A special thanks goes to Jens Marquardt (former BMW Motorsport Director; ed.), who was the key person on this path.”

After ten years together, Timo Glock and BMW Motorsport will go their separate ways in the future.

Glock also writes about the highlights of his ten-year career as a BMW works driver. Number one, according to the German: “One of the highlights was definitely the 24-hour race in Spa-Francorchamps with Alex Zanardi. And I think everyone remembers the legendary fight against Gary Paffett at the Hockenheimring in 2018. Anyone who saw that knows that I still have a passion for this sport – and always will.”

It sounds like Glock would have liked to continue driving for BMW. But there they don’t seem to value his services anymore. “Unfortunately, our cooperation ends at the end of the season,” BMW Motorsport Director Andreas Roos responded to Glock’s offensive on social media with a verbal low blow: “We have a lot of factory drivers in the squad and have to set priorities. We wish Timo all the best for the next chapter in his career!”

In the future, apart from René Rast, whom BMW recently signed for the LMDh project (Le Mans), among other things, the focus will be on the DTM drivers Sheldon van der Linde, Marco Wittmann and Philipp Eng as well as Nick Yelloly, Augusto Farfus, Connor de Philippi and the three juniors Dan Harper, Max Hesse and Neil Verhagen.

With Timo Glock, the Bavarians are doing without a popular figure with a wide range and a flagship for the brand. According to our information, however, he does not want to end his career. The 40-year-old should find a new home with Porsche, Mercedes, Audi or Co.

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