DECEMBER 21, 2006

Glock signed as BMW second driver

Timo Glock has been signed as BMW Sauber's second test driver for 2007. He will work with race drivers Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica and the team's test driver Sebastian Vettel.

"In 2006 he performed extremely impressively in the exciting GP2 series," said BMW's Dr Mario Theissen. "He will assist us with our testing work. There are no plans to involve Timo on the Fridays before the races."

Glock will also be contesting his second season in the GP2 series with the iSport team. He finished fourth in the closely-fought series in 2006 and was on course for third place in the championship when an accident at Monza stopped him in his tracks. He was forced to watch Sunday?s race from the sidelines after injuring his hand in the first race of the season?s final weekend.