Jarno Trulli Q&A

Overshadowed by team mate Fernando Alonso in the first half of the season, Jarno Trulli has run ahead of the Spaniard in several recent races. Alas, that hasn't translated into results, and at the recent French GP he was again left stranded at trackside when a useful helping of points was beckoning. Adam Cooper caught up with the Italian.

Jarno Trulli Q&A



"I'm not looking for encouragement. From the beginning of the season I've been doing really well, but the problem is I never had the chance to show it properly. Many times I raced with a problem and I still did the race but I looked bad and people started to criticise me. The last few races I've had less problems, but again I didn't finish. What really matters is scoring points, and even now, when I'm doing well, I'm not scoring points, so it's a big frustration for me."



"I'm not looking for this, because qualifying is a lot down to the fuel. Many times we have a different strategy, one lap or 2kgs difference. I can say that I lost the pole in Malaysia, but I'm not looking for that. My team-mate is doing very well, he's a very quick team-mate, and I get on very well with him. I'm only saying that I'm as good as him, and I can do the same things he's done. Unfortunately I'm not finishing races!"



"Yeah, because I was completely free of traffic, so for me it was much easier, and I could show what I can do. Up to the time I retired I was pushing Michael [Schumacher] hard, I was fighting with him, and I would probably have fought until the end for the podium, so I can say I was satisfied with the way I drive and the way I worked with my mechanics. But again, no points!"



"We know that we have this tyre advantage, but it was good to be there. I was actually keeping the same pace as the McLarens, so it wasn't a bad race."



"There are several home races for the team, and Silverstone is one of them. We will have a new aero package, we will probably have a better engine, so we have to keep positive, because we still think we can do it. Obviously third position in the championship is going to be nearly impossible, because of the way it's looking at the moment. Williams have got it right with their car, and they've solved their problems. It's going to be tough, and we didn't test there in June, but we're still developing the car, we're still trying things out."



"Nothing really special, nothing to do with superstition or bad luck. It was just changing the colour. That wasn't the definitive colour, they got it wrong, so I will change it again for the next race, because it doesn't look very good. It was supposed to be a Renault colour. Basically a friend of mine from karting, a Dutch guy, told me so many times to change the helmet colour."



"I don't know. I will do another step with another colour, and maybe I'll go back. I don't know."

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