Race return on cards for Trulli

Jarno Trulli has not ruled out competing for Toyota before the end of the 2004 season although he claims he needs more time in the TF104 before he would feel confident racing it

Race return on cards for Trulli

The Italian was announced as a Toyota driver yesterday (Thursday) and spent the day testing for the team at Silverstone.

"It is only my first day of testing so there is so little time for China," he said. "It will be very difficult. But I think in Formula 1, everything is possible.

"I don't know... because the experience I have had so far is so little. Even if I am tempted to do that, I want to show my commitment which never changed from the beginning of the session, and I always try my best and drive quickly... but under these circumstances, I probably have to wait... but we will see."

The team's technical director Mike Gascoyne said the issue has yet to be decided: "We have yet to discuss it, actually we have yet to discuss a lot of things."

Trulli was happy with his first day's running with Toyota, and despite having stepped from a race-winning car into a midfield contender, was pleasantly surprised with the TF104's potential: "I must say that it has some very good positive things on this car, which I did not expect! Obviously there are some other things which have to be improved, but we already know there is some work to do.

"The changes in the rules will help ourselves, and I think together with Ralf [Schumacher], who is quick and experienced, we can work very well with the team to improve the car."

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