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Trulli: I'm not leaving F1

Jarno Trulli says he will still be on the F1 grid for the 2012 season
Jarno Trulli insists that he will remain in F1 for the 2012 season despite the fact he has yet to ink a deal to stay with Team Lotus for another year.

Trulli joined the team last season following Toyota's decision to quit the sport but has yet to score a point – with his chances this season having been hampered by problems with the steering on his car.

The decision to replace Trulli with Karun Chandhok in Germany also led to speculation that the experienced Italian could be surplus to requirements in future but he insists he will still be part of the grid next year.

"I am pretty comfortable for next year," he told Reuters. "Obviously it is not down to me to say where we are but, yes I am pretty happy with the way we are working with the team and the relationship for the future. I would say that we are settled."

Trulli then replied with a simple 'yes' when asked if he would stay in F1.

The 37-year-old will hope that a return for Lotus' new power-steering system – which debuted in Hungary but then wasn't used for technical reasons at Spa – will help him through the remainder of the season as the team targets its first top ten finish.

"There was a big step forward for me with the power steering and it definitely made a huge difference for me," he said. "It will be back here and from now on we can start developing it.

"We need to keep our game up until the end [of the season. We know it is hard for us to score points but we need to be ready to get an advantage out of a crazy race. It can happen, it's always around the corner.”


Tagged as: Jarno Trulli , Lotus , italian

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oldtimer - Unregistered

September 08, 2011 7:05 AM

Surely it is time for Trulli to call time on a long and largely unsuccessful F1 career, hanging on at the back of the grid serves no purpose. He has never been able to translate from a good qualifier into a good racer. Time to hand over to a young driver in an improving car. I'm sure he would get a good drive in the new endurance championship where is vast expeirience would be of use to any team.



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