Timo Glock has shockingly left Marussia, just two weeks before the new cars roll out in Jerez for the first of three winter tests.
“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,” said the German. “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.”
The German has been with Marussia since it began in 2010 as Virgin racing, partnering Lucas di Grassi, then staying on to partner Jerome d’Ambrosio in 2011 and finally teaming up with Charles Pic for the 2012 campaign after which it seems that both drivers have left the team.
Max Chilton has joined the team after being signed as the team’s reserve driver during the Singapore Grand Prix and the decision as to who his team-mate will be has not yet been publicaly announced yet. This leaves three seats open, the other two being alongside Pic at Caterham and another at Force India where Paul di Resta is still without a 2013 partner.
Now it seems that Glock will be heading to DTM. He was tweeted by BMW factory driver Dirk Muller saying “Many congrats and welcome in the club” earlier today, and with Glock having raced with BMW in 2007, that seems to be his destination.
Photo courtesy of Marussia F1 Team.