Trulli angry after qualifying dramas
|By Steven English and Edd Straw||Saturday, August 28th 2010, 15:16 GMT|
Jarno Trulli was frustrated after narrowly missing out on a place in Q2 at Spa today.
The Lotus driver was one of many drivers caught up in incidents when it rained heavily earn in Q1, and he believes yellow flags for the stranded Saubers of Kamui Kobayashi and Pedro de la Rosa at the end of the session cost him a place in Q2.
"I am really pissed off to be honest, I can't believe everything is going wrong every time," Trulli said. "When we were queuing the Virgins came out very late and tried to squeeze in, fair enough.
"Then I was following [Lucas] di Grassi who was much slower and he kept blocking me, and everybody behind me, so I had so many people behind. I tried to overtake him but he was blocking.
"We started the lap and I tried to get a bit of a gap, but after half the lap I caught him again because I was much quicker. We arrived in the wet part and everybody started spinning off. I was right behind him and I hit him, and damaged the car.
"I put on the first set of intermediate tyres and was quick. Then the track improved and I put on a second set of tyres, on my quickest lap I was the only one who lifted off for the yellow flags and I missed Q2 by one tenth - I lost about five tenths. This is something I can't believe - everything that can go wrong goes wrong. It's really frustrating."
Trulli was then fined 4400 euros for breaking the pitlane speed limit during the session.
But he will start tomorrow's race 15th, following grid penalties for Timo Glock, Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher.