Jarno Trulli Q&A

After outqualifying Fernando Alonso for several races Jarno Trulli had to play second fiddle to his highly-rated team mate in Hungary. Having been quickest on Friday the Italian struggled to find speed for the rest of the weekend, and on race day found himself lapped by Fernando Alonso as he tried to cope with a curious lack of grip. He did at least score a couple of points with seventh place, and successfully held off Michael Schumacher in the closing stages of the race. Adam Cooper spoke to the Italian

Jarno Trulli Q&A



"Basically I had a very good getaway, but my speed at the end of the straight was not good enough, so I had to fight to keep my position. Anyway, I was happy with my start, but what I missed was the pace afterwards. All weekend I've been struggling with it, and we don't know why."



"The car was pretty consistent all race, with no major problems, but just very low grip. I was just fighting with the car and I couldn't go any quicker."



"No. We used the same tyres, the same fuel, the same strategy. I wasn't unhappy about the set-up, I wasn't unhappy about the balance, I was just concerned about the grip level, because I was looking like I was sliding off every time, without any chance."



"Yes, I spent my race fighting, but I really felt slow everywhere, under braking, in the corners, so it was a tough race with a very poor result."



"For sure. I won my little race against the Ferrari of Schumacher, but it's not satisfying enough."



"Not really, because I knew from Saturday there was a problem with the car. I kept complaining with my team in the morning, and in qualifying again I was a second slower, and in the race again a second slower. So I knew that there was something wrong with the car, but we just couldn't find it."



"I hope so, because there is no other explanation as to why you go so slow."



"I think it's extremely good, that's why we were really hoping to do well on this circuit, because we really thought we could be on top."



"Yes, it gives us a little advantage, even if we let's say lost the first half an hour here because the circuit was very dirty."



"I think the last one in Suzuka will be good, but the next two will be very hard for us."



"Yes, and the USA as well."



"Yes, but not in such high speed circuits."

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