Formula One veteran Jarno Trulli continues to seethe about his Interlagos incident with Adrian Sutil, after his peers failed to find time to discuss driving standards at their scheduled meeting in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
The Italian maintains that Sutil was 'out of order' when the pair clashed in the Brazilian Grand Prix but, with the German insists that it was his rival who was at fault for the accident that eliminated both on lap one two weeks ago - leading to a heated exchange of views in Thursday's pre-event press conference at the new Yas Marina circuit [read story here
Trulli had hoped to discuss the matter, and arrived at the meeting armed with a laptop filled with what he believed were images that would prove his innocence, but the gathering overran on other issues and never got around to addressing the Italian's concerns. Sutil continued to ridicule his rival, but Trulli maintained that it was not just the Interlagos incident that was on his agenda, and urged the drivers to make time to talk.
"It's something that needs to be discussed as a safety issue - not only my accident, [but] several other accidents and driving manoeuvres we have seen in the last few races," he told Reuters
reporters in Abu Dhabi, "I was not there to discuss one accident, I was there to discuss, between all of us, the behaviour we agreed on a long time ago.
"We should try and meet up on Sunday in order to discuss the behaviour but, if we can't agree between us, I know who I can trust and cannot trust. It doesn't change anything for me."
Having exchanged queries about each others' eyesight during their Thursday spat, Sutil offered to add to Trulli's collection of illustrations ahead of any future discussion.
"He came across with his notebook, but nobody listened to him, so hopefully it is [finished]," he said, "He will walk around with his pictures for a few weeks more and tell everybody but... Maybe I will draw a picture for him with Mickey Mouse, or Donald Duck or a Goofy or whatever. It's done. I cannot listen to it any more."