Trulli Happy with Qualifying Effort

Italian Jarno Trulli was happy with his qualifying performance and is confident of a strong European Grand Prix tomorrow

Trulli Happy with Qualifying Effort

"That was a good lap so I'm very happy," said Trulli, fourth quickest in the end.

The Toyota driver jumped to the top of the times with his qualifying lap, and he stayed quickest until the last three drivers completed their runs.

"I pushed as hard as I could, made no errors and got everything out of the car," he added. "I put in some work yesterday and today on the balance of the car, and it felt very good during qualifying.

"We are also confident with our strategy for the race, so now I hope to be able to keep that form going and do a good race. It's good to have so much sun and hot weather here at the Nurburgring."

Trulli's teammate Ralf Schumacher was unable to match the Italian's pace, finishing down in eighth in the second Toyota.

The German, however, is aiming to finish in the top three in the race.

"We would have liked to have been a bit further forward but I had quite a bit of understeer and low grip generally, so that's why the lap time slipped away from me," said Schumacher. "I have been struggling all weekend to find a good balance. But it worked well on Jarno's car so we'll have to look at the data overnight and see the difference.

"Of course every race is important but with so many fans, team members and people from the factory here we'll do our best to convert this into a good result tomorrow. We'll have to see what the weather does, but we'll certainly be aiming for a good points finish and if possible the podium."

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