Trulli rues final flying lap blunder

Jarno Trulli believes he would have bumped World Championship contender David Coulthard off third place on the grid for the British Grand Prix if he hadn't smashed his suspension on a kerb on his final flying lap.

Trulli rues final flying lap blunder

Both Trulli and team mate Heinz-Harald Frentzen turned in their best team performance of the season to start fourth and fifth. Trulli's front left suspension snapped when he hit a kerb at the exit of Becketts corner which curtailed what should have been his fastest run of the hour-long session.

"My times were improving with each run and my last outing was proving to be a very fast lap," said Trulli. "It is a great shame because I was two tenths up on my previous best and I believe I could have finished ahead of Coulthard. I had more to give and the car was performing brilliantly."

Team mate Frentzen also looked to have come out of his recent lacklustre run of results with his best qualifying performance since the opening round in Australia.

"Jarno and I are very strong team mates and are working well together, and it is great to be so close to each other in terms of performance," said the German. "I think the car is very well balanced on this circuit and I have a good feeling we are going to be competitive here."

Team boss Eddie Jordan added: "This is a great day for Jordan and both Heinz and Jarno put in a tremendous effort today. We had silently hopeful expectations after this morning's practice sessions but I think everyone was expecting us to perform better in the wet than the dry, so it is good to show we are competitive in both conditions."

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