Happy Trulli Praises New Renault Engine

Italian Jarno Trulli was pleased with the performance of a new evolution of the Renault engine that helped him set the sixth quickest time in qualifying for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix, the 13th round of the Championship

Happy Trulli Praises New Renault Engine

Italian Jarno Trulli was pleased with the performance of a new evolution of the Renault engine that helped him set the sixth quickest time in qualifying for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix, the 13th round of the Championship

"I'm pretty happy with the result, and I especially have to thank my engineers who have worked really well since the start of the day," said Trulli, who equalled his best qualifying performance of the year.

"Basically, we improved the car step by step and achieved a good position, in front of the McLarens and close to Williams. Of course, the improved engine helped as well - I could feel more power and that always helps, even here in Hungary."

Pescaran Trulli managed to outqualify his Renault teammate Jenson Button, who spun on his first qualifying attempt. The Briton was ninth quickest.

"Ninth is OK, and Jarno did a great job to finish sixth," Button said. "I did my best lap on the first run, and I'm not quite sure why the other two weren't as quick. Obviously, I was pushing hard - that's why I spun on the first run - but maybe the set-up wasn't quite as good in the hot conditions.

"Even though I'm starting ninth, I think we can do something from there."

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