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Trulli optimistic about Brazilian chances

Jarno Trulli says he is optimistic that he will be able to fight for a second consecutive podium finish as F1 heads to Brazil this weekend for the penultimate round of the season.

On a weekend that saw team-mate Timo Glock forced to miss the race due to injuries sustained in qualifying, Trulli secured a strong second place finish in Japan to help Toyota match its record for podium finishes in a season – which currently stands at five.

Having previously run well at Interlagos – indeed he qualified on the front row for the race last year – Trulli will now hope to set a new record for Toyota in this weekend's race and the Italian said he was keen to try and ensure the team ends the season on a high.

"This season has flown by so quickly; it's hard to believe we are already at the penultimate race of the year!” he said. “It's always enjoyable to be racing in Brazil, and particularly at Interlagos, which is a tough circuit. The track is quite unusual because it is anti-clockwise, but also because half of it is extremely fast and the other half is very technical, so you need to compromise to find the right set-up.

“Toyota has usually been quite strong at Interlagos and I've generally been very quick there too so I'm hopeful that will be the case again this year. It was fantastic to be on the podium in the last race, especially in front of all our Japanese supporters, and I hope to be fighting at the front again this weekend.

“Last year I was on the front row in Brazil and I believe this year's car will also be quite well suited to the track so I am optimistic. I am determined to end the season as we started it; on a high note."


Tagged as: Toyota , Jarno Trulli , Interlagos

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Rusty - Unregistered

October 15, 2009 7:09 AM

@ Love F1 not really living up to your name are you - if you don't know that Jarno won the 2004 Monaco!! Perhaps the problem lies inside the team - look at the ridiculous comments that John Howlett has been coming out with trying to blame Jarno & Timo for the cars performance this year - and see where good results were lost by the team letting them down - looks like Howlett is trying to get his excuses in and shift blame. Oh, and Jarno WILL be racing next year, as he has 2 contract offers on his desk to chose from, at least :-) Look at how the doom mongers had it in for Jenson until this year. Fickle lot!! :-)

love F1 - Unregistered

October 13, 2009 9:37 PM

heheheh If only there was an F1 title for "feeling optimistic", this dude would win it every year! I know some will respond with excuses for him, but he is fast running out of them. Drivers have come and gone, and forgotten they were even in F1. They've won races, won titles and lost titles, but he just hangs around like part of the furniture, not able to win even a single race!!! Yeah, I know, I know, he doesn't have the best car...blah blah blah... I don't hate him really, just...frustrated for him and by him.



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