Welcome to F1Minute for the 13th October 2009.
Over the weekend Toyota confirmed that Timo Glock won’t be participating in the upcoming Brazilian Grand Prix due to injuries sustained at the last race in Japan. We knew that Glock had hurt his leg and was complaining of back pain, but Toyota have said after further investigation, they’ve found the German has a cracked vertebrae.
He won’t even be going to the track, staying in Germany to recover, and they hope he will be well in time for Abu Dhabi. Kamui Kobayashi will be filling in for him, just as he did in free practice in Japan. Kobayashi says he feels ready: “This is an incredible opportunity for me to make my Grand Prix debut but of course it is a pity for Timo as I know how much he was looking forward to getting back to racing.”
Toyota boss John Howett said: “Kamui was the natural choice to step in and he proved in Suzuka that he is capable of holding his own.”
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References Kamui Kobayashi, Timo Glock
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