Trulli mixing it with the big boys

Jarno Trulli is adamant Jordan is in a position to score its best result of the season at the French Grand Prix. The Italian put Eddie Jordan's outfit on the third row after he qualified fifth, putting his team in the thick of the action with McLaren and BMW-Williams

Trulli mixing it with the big boys

Trulli's and Jordans' best result to date was fourth at the Spanish Grand Prix in April.

"I am really happy and I believe we are in an ideal position to score our best result of the season," said Trulli, who out-qualified Rubens Barrichello and Juan Pablo Montoya.

"I am really optimistic about the race and I am definitely looking for a points finish."

But Trulli, whose future at Jordan is still hanging in the balance, admitted he was surprised to be on the pace with some of the top teams.

"We expected to do a good job, but not as good as we actually did," he continued. "Fifth is a very good performance, but more importantly is the gap between Ferrari and me. It is much better than we could of expected. It is only three tenths of a second off Ferrari. We have never been so close this year.

"I have always said that with this car, when we get it right and some of the others get it wrong, we can get the sort of result we got today. We have done our best and I can't wait for tomorrow."

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