BMW Sauber have put the finishing touches to their 2007 driver line-up, by announcing that former Jordan driver Timo Glock will join the team as test driver for the 2007 season, bringing the team's driver arsenal to four. Glock will join fellow Germans Nick Heidfeld (race) and Sebastian Vettel (test) as well as Polish driver Robert Kubica (race).
Glock has already tested for BMW, after he joined them at Barcelona and Jerez for two days at the wheel of the F1.06B. Highlights of his career include a third place in the German F3 championship, fifth place in the F3 Euro Series, 8th place and rookie of the year in Champ Car in 2005, and fourth place in last year's GP2 series. In 2004, Glock became test driver for Jordan, as well as racinging in four races, scoring points in his debut race in Montreal.
“I got to know the team during my two test sessions in Barcelona and Jerez and I'm really looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the BMW Sauber F1.07 in 2007,” enthused Glock. “Driving a Formula One racing car is quite simply the greatest challenge you can have as a racing driver. Formula One has always been my goal.”
“We've known Timo for a long time already,” explains BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen. “After all, he started out on his formula motor racing career in Formula BMW six years or so ago and won two titles. He's since enjoyed success and gathered experience in various different formulas, including Formula 3, Formula One and the Champ Car series in the US. In 2006 he performed extremely impressively in the exciting GP2 series. He will assist us with our testing work. There are no plans to involve Timo on the Fridays before the races.”
While Timo will have duties at BMW Sauber, he will return to GP2 in 2007 with the iSport team.