After a successful podium finish at Hungary, Toyota announced that they are keeping their current driver line-up for 2009.Â timo certainly has come alive in the last two races and even given his more experienced teammate a run for his money:
“As we stand here today, we intend to keep both drivers,” Howett told autosport.com. “And I don’t think that’s ever been in any doubt to be honest.
“I’m just happy that he had a really strong race here. Jarno would have had a stronger race if he hadn’t been caught behind Mark Webber because of a bad start. Overall I’m very happy we had a strong result today.”
Howett believes that Glock’s progress in recent races was purely the result of him getting on top of his qualifying weaknesses.
“Certainly from the moment he drove out of the garage on Friday he has been on it all weekend,” explained Howett. “If you really look at his sector times from qualifying earlier in the season, he was struggling to put a complete lap together but generally showing he had the speed to do it.
“He proved to himself in Hockenheim, particularly on race pace, how quick he was and the fact he had an issue and he just continued from that point this weekend.”