OCTOBER 11, 2009
Kobayashi replaces Glock in Brazil
Panasonic Toyota Racing has announced that Timo Glock will not participate in the Brazilian Grand Prix due to injuries he suffered in qualifying at Suzuka. Timo was initially diagnosed with only a minor cut to his leg following his accident in qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix, but subsequent medical checks in Germany have revealed a cracked vertebra. Doctors have therefore ruled him out of this weekend's race. The team's third driver Kamui Kobayashi will replace Timo at Interlagos.
A decision on Timo's participation in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be made in due course.