“That is totally realistic”
Formula 1, Champ Cars, GP2 and DTM driver since 2013: Timo Glock has experienced quite a lot in his career as a race driver to date. However, the 33-year-old has probably never been so much in the focus of the attention as on Sunday. In the second race at the Hockenheimring, the cockpit of his BMW M4 DTM will turn into the ‘DTM Driver’s Seat’. A new live function accessible for fans from 13.00 till 15.00 hrs at DTM.com. “This is a good step to bring our sport even closer to the fans. After all, that is exactly what they want to see,” Glock says.
By no means, the ‘DTM Driver’s Seat’ is to replace the actual live coverage. It is a second-screen offering. One hour prior to the race, this feature already provides latest information about Timo Glock and his team MTEK about the race day, including an extensive interview with the BMW driver.
Just before the start, the fans really can get into Glock’s cockpit. Cameras will transmit his every movement, microphones will do so with every word he says. “Everyone can hear everything that I am saying during the race. It is a little bit like ‘Big Brother’,” Glock says. “I really have to be careful what I say. However, when I am involved in some duels, sometimes a ‘beep’ signal would be useful. But it is realistic. A great new offering for the fans.” Perhaps, the viewers will even be treated to a shout of joy by Glock on the ‘DTM Driver’s Seat’. Hockenheim is a venue that suits the 33-year-old. It was here that he scored his first and only DTM race win to date in the season finale in October, 2013. During the season opener on Saturday Glock finished 8th. Can he continue his progress on Sunday? Maybe, the drivers’ seat will spur the German on.