The Marussia F1 Team and its race driver Timo Glock have agreed to part company with immediate effect, by mutual consent. The 30 year old German has been with the team since the start in 2009 and has played an important role in the development of the team.
“Our Team was founded on the principle of benefiting from proven experience whilst also providing opportunities for young emerging talent to progress to the pinnacle of motorsport,” said John Booth. “Thus far, this philosophy has also been reflected in our commercial model. The ongoing challenges facing the industry mean that we have had to take steps to secure our long-term future. Tough economic conditions prevail and the commercial landscape is difficult for everyone, Formula 1 teams included.”
In other words, Glock – a paid driver – has been asked to stand down to make way for a pay-driver.
“I would like to wish the team good luck in navigating this next period and thank everyone for the great times we shared and the support I have received,” said Timo. “Although it is not the path I expected to be taking, I am in fact very excited about what the future holds in terms of my own career and I hope to comment on that very soon.”
Glock will test a Mercedes DTM car later this week in Spain.