Official: Glock and Marussia part ways
21 January 2013 – The Marussia F1 Team has confirmed that Timo Glock will leave the outfit with immediate effect. The German, whose departure is on good terms, had been a member of the squad since it entered Formula 1 back in 2010.
Glock, a former Jordan and Toyota driver, failed to score a point during his stint at Marussia, with the sport's newest teams unable to break into the midfield battle. After a total of 91 Grand prix starts, the 30-year-old says although a motorsport career change was unexpected, he is 'very excited' about what the future has in store.
"I have had three excellent years with the Marussia F1 Team, during which I had the chance to actively participate in building and developing the team in its endeavours to succeed within the Formula 1 World Championship," Glock explained on Monday morning.
"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. 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."
Max Chilton has confirmed his place at the team for the 2013 season, with the Banbury-based team set to reveal the identity of its final driver 'in due course'.