Trulli Unfazed by Lack of China Experience

Jarno Trulli is confident that he will not be at a disadvantage at this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix even though he has not raced at the venue before

Trulli Unfazed by Lack of China Experience

Trulli's parting of ways with Renault after Monza last year and his decision not to join Toyota until the final two races of the year in Japan and Brazil meant that he missed Shanghai's inaugural Formula One race.

And that means he will join the handful of Formula One rookies in having to learn the Chinese Grand Prix track this weekend.

"The first session on Friday will be slightly strange to be finding my way around a track that everyone knows," said the Italian.

"But of course I have done that many times before during my first season in the sport. It makes the weekend slightly more interesting than usual but it doesn't affect anything.

"You just take ten laps to get used to the lines and that's it. From then on the weekend will be like any other.

"I don't really know anything about the circuit yet. I watched last year's race on the television but you can learn very little from that, just as you can't really understand anything from circuit maps and simulations."

Toyota's failure to capitalise on their pole position at yesterday's Japanese Grand Prix has meant the team can no longer catch Ferrari for third place in the constructors' Championship, although their fourth place is secured.

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