Manor signs Glock for 2010

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Timo Glock has been announced as Manor Grand Prix's first driver for the 2010 Formula One season. Glock, who raced two years for Toyota, signed a contract with the team after earlier being linked with Renault as Robert Kubica's team mate.

Glock said: "I had several options for 2010, some of them with more established teams.

"Every driver has the same overall objective - to win the world championship one day - but the way I want to succeed is to be part of the process of building a team and to play a key role in developing the car. This is why the opportunity with Manor Grand Prix is so exciting for me.

"I have spent a lot of time with technical director Nick Wirth, team principal John Booth and other members of the team and what I liked most is that this a real racing team run by true racers.

"The team may be small and new but it has big ambitions and a very impressive car and development programme. I am confident that I can play a big role in terms of my technical input and that's a fantastic opportunity for me. I can't wait to start testing the new car early next year."