Trulli upbeat about Toyota

Jarno Trulli has admitted that he is heading into the New Year confident that his Toyota team can stage a surprise and build on a fairly disappointing record in grand prix racing so far

Trulli upbeat about Toyota

Despite its massive budget and state-of-the-art facilities in Cologne, Toyota has yet to deliver the kind of results expected of such a big money entry - but Trulli now believes that the package is coming together to help the outfit deliver.

"There are obviously a few things to be improved for next season, but I see a lot of potential," he said. "Over the winter we will be testing as much as possible to prepare for 2005 - it will certainly be very busy."

Trulli will be joined by Ralf Schumacher next year and has already had a sneak peak about life at Toyota after joining the team for the final two races of the year - following his shock departure from Renault.

And despite the disappointing way his season ended, Trulli admits that the fact he took his maiden grand prix victory in Monaco and delivered consistently on track for much of the year means he has no reason to be unhappy about his 2004 campaign.

"Looking back over the 2004 season, I feel hugely positive," he added. "It has been a year in which I achieved an ambition and won my first Grand Prix. And the fact that I did it from pole position, in Monte Carlo, made it even more special.

"Then there was my Spa pole position as well, followed by the chance to join Toyota straight away and be quick and competitive. I couldn't have had a better season, but I am anticipating even greater things to come with Toyota."

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