Jarno Trulli Q&A

Jordan scored points in every race this year until Austria, where both cars were left stranded on the grid at the start. It was particularly galling for Jarno Trulli, who had qualified an excellent fifth, matching his performances in Malaysia and Imola. His car was pushed back to the pits and successfully restarted, but he went though a red light at the exit and joined in the middle of the safety car queue. That led to his eventual disqualification, and the first black flag seen in F1 for several years. With Monaco coming up, the Italian is hoping for a change of fortunes. Adam Cooper spoke to him

Jarno Trulli Q&A



"It was just that the launch control didn't work properly, and when it was time to start, it stalled the engine. It worked until you had to release the clutch, basically, and the clutch just stalled the engine."



"Yes, exactly the same. When you stall the engine there is a control, the anti-stall. It worked on his car, but it blew up the gearbox when he shifted up to first. I don't know exactly what happened, but on my car it didn't work at all."



"Settings, let's say. We had a problem with settings, because in the morning I reported that we could have this problem. I never stalled, but I said we have many chances to stall."



"Yes, but unfortunately it wasn't the same system, and they didn't choose that system for this race. I wanted the previous one. You just have to set up the system - it's very easy. But unfortunately I tested the new system only here, so I couldn't really do a lot about it."



"I saw all the lights! But they sent me out, and just told me to ignore it. Probably they didn't see it or they didn't realise. There were red lights and flashing blue lights, so you have to wait. But the team said, 'Go, go go'."



"Well, the race was over for me."



"We'll see. It's another race, but you cannot say that you can go to Monaco and do a good race. At Monaco you're driving around walls and guardrails, so you might have some problems or mistakes or whatever. It's going to be interesting. You just have to see if the car is competitive enough."



"Yes, but we'll see."

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