Trulli Cautious despite Strong Start

Jarno Trulli has moved to play down expectations that his Toyota team are likely to be a serious threat to McLaren in this weekend's British Grand Prix despite an encouraging show in Friday practice

Trulli Cautious despite Strong Start

Third driver Ricardo Zonta lapped within half a second of pace-setter Pedro de la Rosa, while Ralf Schumacher and Trulli himself were just behind McLaren duo Juan Pablo Montoya and Kimi Raikkonen with the fifth and sixth fastest times.

But despite the performance, Trulli believes that Toyota are set for a repeat of their French Grand Prix form - when they shone in qualifying but dropped back in the race.

"That was a normal Friday of practice," said Trulli. "I had no problems with the car and I got through my programme of work on set-up and tyre comparisons.

"This will be a tough Grand Prix, but we'll do our best to come away with another positive result for the team. Overall I'm expecting this to be a similar weekend to Magny-Cours. That means that another strong points finish will be a good result."

Schumacher echoed Trulli's comments that the target for the team was to come away from the British Grand Prix with some points.

"We made it through our practice programme without problems today, so it was a good day," he explained. "I did my normal work on tyres and set-ups for tomorrow and Sunday. We had a good test here a few weeks ago and I'm looking forward to the rest of the weekend.

"We had a reasonably positive result in Magny-Cours so our target is another strong points finish."

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