Trulli Still Confident for the Race

Italian driver Jarno Trulli remains confident of a good Canadian Grand Prix despite a somewhat disappointing performance in today's qualifying session

Trulli Still Confident for the Race

Trulli, currently second in the drivers' standings behind Renault's Fernando Alonso, finished in ninth position after losing some track time third morning due to problems in his Toyota.

Despite the result, however, Trulli is aiming for a strong race.

"I missed out on some running in the morning sessions due to an electronics problem, so I'm satisfied with the lap, which was a pretty good one for me," said Trulli. "I was struggling to get heat into the tyres during the warm-up lap, but I did my best.

"The Canadian Grand Prix has always been quite a hard one for us, but I remain pretty confident for tomorrow's race. Grid position here can change a lot based on what strategy you're running so let's see what we can manage."

Trulli outqualified teammate Ralf Schumacher, the German hindered by having to run very early in the session following his retirement at the European Grand Prix.

The German driver finished in 10th place.

"That was a decent lap and I'm relatively happy with how it went for me," Schumacher said. "It was a bit difficult to go out so early in the session because the track was obviously going to improve throughout.

"As for the track itself, you could feel slightly less grip where they had laid the concrete but it was not a big issue.

"The bigger problem was that the work they did meant the circuit was slightly dirty again. But we made the best of what we could and we will now look to convert this position into points in tomorrow's race."

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