Trulli: Glock will help us progress

Jarno Trulli believes Toyota's chances of making progress up the grid have improved thanks to the arrival of Timo Glock as his teammate

Trulli: Glock will help us progress

Glock returned to F1 this year as Ralf Schumacher's replacement in the Japanese team, and Trulli believes the similarity between his demands for a car and the former GP2 champion's have been a big help.

Speaking to the official Formula One website, Trulli said: "In general, we found that our driving styles are different, but our demands from the car and our desire to see us on top are exactly the same.

"So I believe the team now has a good direction to develop together and become stronger."

Trulli believes the steps forward that Toyota made in 2008 should put the team in good stead for the challenges brought about by new regulations next season.

"The TF108 was a big step forward and gave me and Timo (Glock) a lot of chances to fight with the front runners, achieving podiums and many points," he explained.

"I'm happy with the progress made by the team and I'm confident we will build from there to close the gap with top teams in order to fight more consistently with them."

He added: "The new rules might give Toyota a chance to close the gap with the top teams and I expect this after years of experience. The aim is to fight at the front at every event, and 2009 could be a good chance."

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