Jarno Trulli

Jarno Trulli is hoping for a good result for him and Jordan at his home event this weekend. Here he talks autosport.com around the challenging Monza track

Jarno Trulli

If you have a good car, Monza is very enjoyable, but if you have a bad car you have to fight a lot with it! Monza is better than Imola for the atmosphere. It's very, very nice because even during private tests you can see people around the track watching.

Along with Hockenheim Monza is one of the quickest tracks we have in F1, so we run with very low downforce, and we need mechanical grip. Braking is also very, very hard, so brakes are under pressure all weekend. The chicanes have changed this year. In terms of set-up it's exactly the same, but the only thing it might affect is the tyre temperatures and tyre wear.

The first chicane used to be in second gear, but now it's in first. The problem will only be on the first corner of the first lap. Braking is probably a little bit harder than before, and the kerbs aren't as bad as they used to be.

The exit is very important, because it's followed by a long straight. You go up to sixth and arrive at Curva della Roggia, another chicane, a left and right. It hasn't changed as much as the first.

You take it in second, then up to fourth, to arrive at the first of the Lesmos. You shift down to third. It's quite a difficult corner, because it's a medium/high speed corner, and because the downforce is very low every corner is quite difficult. It's very, very long.

You shift up to fourth before arriving at the second Lesmo, which is quite slow compared to what we there had in the old days. It's in third gear, and it's very important to come out very quickly because there is another long straight.

Then you arrive at the Variante Ascari, which is a left, right, left corner. You brake at about 80 metres, and shift down to third for the first part, and then in the middle of the right one you shift up to fourth. Again it's very important to come out as quickly as possible, because there's another long straight down to the Parabolica.

It's one of the nicest corners you can find on the track, and one of the quickest places after the main straight. You arrive in sixth, and brake and shift down to third at about 50 metres - you brake really late to get into the corner as quick as possible. Yet again, the exit is important because of the straight.

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