Trulli Welcomes Second Straight Podium

Jarno Trulli expressed his delight after giving Toyota their second consecutive podium finish with second place at the Bahrain Grand Prix

Trulli Welcomes Second Straight Podium

Trulli, who had started the first two races of the season from second place, gave his Japanese squad their maiden podium in Malaysia two weeks ago.

The Italian, starting from third position today, repeated the feat after another impressive race from Toyota.

Trulli finished in second, again behind the Renault of Fernando Alonso, to place himself behind the Spaniard in the Championship standings with 16 points.

"I did not push too much and at the beginning I started catching up but then mid-race he started pulling away and I knew the thing to do was just finish second," said Trulli. "Even for me it is a dream to be here again, two podiums is a very good start.

"To be honest I did not suffer at all. The car handling was perfect and this morning in qualifying I suffered a bit of understeering and corrected it a bit for the race. The engine was smooth for the race and against Fernando I did not have much but it is good to be here."

Toyota consolidated in second place in the Constructors' Championship, with German Ralf Schumacher claiming fourth position.

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