Germany Preview Quotes: Toyota
Jarno Trulli: "When they changed the layout of the Hockenheim circuit in 2002, they completely changed the nature of racing there. The old layout was all about low downforce and high speed, whereas we now have a medium downforce track. It is impossible to compare the two tracks because they are poles apart. But I have always enjoyed racing at Hockenheim, ever since I raced in German Formula 3, and that hasn't changed with the new circuit. It is another technical circuit. There are lots of slower corners but you need to work on set-up to get the most out of them while not losing out through the quicker sections. There is only one real passing point, at the end of the long straight, so you need to have good straightline speed in the race to make sure you don't lose out in the race. After missing out on the points at Silverstone, rest assured I will do everything for a better result."
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