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Claire Williams, deputy team-principal of Williams’ warns that unless a serious cost cutting measure if introduced, the Formula One is going to face a serious cash crisis. At the Spanish Grand Prix qualifying, Williams was heard saying that some teams are at the risk of being forced out of F1 if serious action is not taken.
Renault, on Friday, admitted that they might face problems regarding maintaining a level of involvement considering the fact that some of the F1 customer teams were late in payments.
Williams told autosport.com that as an independent team they have and will always want cost control in F1. Sadly it’s something that has been going on for a long time and they don’t seem to be going anywhere or making any progress regarding it. This kind of problem can seriously affect the long-term sustainability of F1. Not only do they need to protect the sport but also the teams who have been part of it for a very long time. She feels that they are at a really critical junction and if someone doesn’t take responsibility or if something is not done about it now, then there is going to be some serious damage.
Williams has been working really hard to ensure that people keep trying to come up with proposals. However, they need to be significant ones that can save costs in F1. She admitted that the paddock is divided regarding the proposals for a costs cap. She thinks it’ll be highly unlikely.
Furthermore, people are concerned about the future of the sport in regard to Renault considering the fact that their recovery following the unfortunate pre-season test could be seriously affected by the late payments. The Renault car company provided some of the funding for the Renault recovery. However a large amount comes from customer teams who have not been prompt in paying.
Timo Glock was born in 1982, west Germany. He began his motorsport career in 1998 at an early age of 15. He won the BMW ADAC Formula Junior Cup alongside several other championships in 2000. In 2001 he also won the Formula BMW ADAC championship. In 2002 he debuted in the German Formula Three championship and in 2003 competed in the Formula Three Euroseries. Where he won three races and secured three other podium finishes, which placed him in the fifth position in the championship, overall.
In 2005 Timo Glock shafted bases to United States and raced in the Champ Car World Series with Paul Gentilozzi’s team, Rocketsports. He finished second at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve at the Molson Indy Montreal in Canada. In 2006 Glock again raced in Europe in the GP2 series. He started off with the BCN Competition Team and moved to the iSport team by the mid-season.
In 2006 he tested a Formula One car for BMW Sauber. He was soon signed as the team’s second test driver in 2007. He was also re-signed by iSport for the 2007 season and he also won one feature race and four sprint races. After his victory at the 2007 GP2 series Glock was signed by Toyota F1 though he was still under the test-driver contract with BMW Sauber.
The Contract Recognition Board however ruled that Timo Glock was free to race for Toyota in the 2008 season. In 2010, while Timo Glock’s future seemed quite uncertain, Manor Grand Prix announced that Glock had signed with them and would be their lead driver that season. In 2012 the Manor Grand Prix, also known as Virgin now, became Marussia. It was decided that in 2012 Timo Glock would partner Charles Pic. However he switched to DTM in 2013 and scored his first points and podium in his third race.