Jarno Trulli Q&A

Jarno Trulli's notorious bad luck struck again at Suzuka when the rain hit just before he headed out in final qualifying. He didn't even start a quick lap, preferring instead to save fuel, and thus had to start at the back of the grid. From there he managed to charge up to fifth place, showing Ralf Schumacher how it should be done! Following a fourth in the tricky conditions at Indy - which didn't exactly favour Michelin - it was not a bad end to the season to the Italian. Three Friday 'poles' in the last four races are also a good indication that there's more to Renault than Fernando Alonso. Adam Cooper spoke to Jarno at Suzuka

Jarno Trulli Q&A



"I think it was a strong, strong performance, especially coming from last position. It was just bad luck that stopped me from getting on the podium. The car was unbelievable, very, very strong. Unfortunately for me I was always behind someone. If you're behind people it's nearly impossible to overtake at Suzuka, although I did manage to overtake several cars."



"I was waiting to claim my first pole position for a long time. I didn't get it this year, but I've claimed three pole positions on Friday, which is useful, and shows people that I'm strong. On Saturday I think I lost a big opportunity, despite the fact that I didn't show how strong I was in the morning. We were basically hiding before the qualifying."



"I had to take risks through the whole race anyway, I had to push on all the laps without stopping. I did it, but unfortunately when you're stuck behind another car you slide off and you have to be very careful."



"It was very risky at the start, into the first corner, through the Esses, into the hairpin, everywhere. I took a lot of risks, but it was the only way."



"Jenson. Basically before that I was behind the Ferrari [Michael Schumacher], and Mark Webber, who stopped me to come out after the pit stops in front of Jenson. I was quicker, but in the end I couldn't overtake him."



"I think this was one of my best races, starting from the back of the grid. What can I say? I'm glad about my performance, it's just a shame to lose a good
opportunity like I could have had."



"I think so, yes. I think we've got a strong package in the team, and we're going to perform well next year. At least we hope so!"

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