Timo Glock and the Marussia team have released a joint statement confirming the departure of the German driver from the team ahead of the 2013 season. They say it is a parting by mutual consent, with Team Principal John Booth saying: “The ongoing challenges facing the industry mean that we have had to take steps to secure our long-term future. Tough economic conditions prevail and the commercial landscape is difficult for everyone, Formula One teams included. We’d like to thank Timo for working with us to reach this decision.”
Whilst Glock was polite enough, thanking the team and wishing them luck for the future, he replied to a supportive message from Mark Webber on Twitter, saying: “That’s the way of F1 at the moment. Hope it will change again soon because like this it has nothing to do with sport.”
So far there is no word about which direction Timo’s career may take next, or, indeed, who will replace him at Marussia.