Kobayashi set for F1 debut

 
Toyota said the 27-year-old German was also doubtful for the season-ending Abi Dhabi Grand Prix on November 1.

Glock crashed heavily and gashed his leg in qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka on October 3 after missing Friday practice due to a fever and heavy cold. Toyota said subsequent medical checks in Germany showed he had cracked a vertebra when he slammed head-on into a tyre wall.  "Obviously everyone in the team is very disappointed and feels for Timo; we wish him a very speedy recovery," said Toyota motorsport president John Howett in a statement.

"Based on the initial diagnosis, we fully expected Timo to return in Brazil but unfortunately a different injury has been revealed which prevents that. "He will remain in Germany to recover and we hope he can recuperate in time for Abu Dhabi, although at this stage the situation is not clear," added Howett.

Reserve driver Kobayashi, 23, stood in for Glock in a rain-hit Friday practice at Suzuka. "Kamui was the natural choice to step in and he proved in Suzuka that he is capable of holding his own," said Howett.  "It is a difficult task for him but he knows the team will give him its complete support,”

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