Brazil will be better says Trulli

Jarno Trulli is confident that he can put his non-points scoring debut with Toyota behind him to end his campaign on a high with a decent run in the season closing Brazilian Grand Prix

Brazil will be better says Trulli

The Italian was drafted into the Cologne-based team's line-up for Japan after being dropped by Renault following the Italian Grand Prix but, having qualified an impressive sixth, he slumped to 11th in the race after suffering dramatic tyre drop-off.

Despite that performance, however, Trulli believes that the troublesome TF104B will be better suited to the Interlagos track than it was to Suzuka - because it is less demanding of a car's aerodynamics.

Trulli also claims that his own increased experience with the team and car should help lift their performance even more ahead of an intense winter's work to get the team on the pace in 2005.

"We should go better in Brazil than Japan, because in Suzuka I was discovering a new car and learning a lot of things," said Trulli. "In Brazil I hope we will be able to get a better set-up for the race - so I hope we will be able to achieve something better than in Japan."

Trulli has admitted to feeling slightly disappointed about the end result of the Japanese Grand Prix, but takes comfort from the fact that the weekend was never going to provide one of Toyota's better chances for a good showing.

"We have to consider one thing: Suzuka is one of the toughest tracks in terms of aerodynamics and we couldn't expect miracles," he added.

"The TF104B has been driven by several drivers and we've given our best, but clearly this car has its limits. When I started the race I knew what to expect, but I was determined to try my best.

"For a while it looked like I could keep the pace with my direct rivals, but then the tyres went away quickly and there was nothing I could do to keep my position. We all had this problem with the tyres, so there's a lot of work to be done.

"As I've said before we're working hard for 2005. I gave a lot of input to the team and some things are already moving, but we'll need to do a lot of work. But certainly Toyota has the potential to make a clear step forward."

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