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Trulli confident Caterham can score

Jarno Trulli confident Caterham will score for the first time in F1 next season
Jarno Trulli says he is confident that Caterham can become F1 points scorers in 2012 – stating that a top ten finish for the team in its third season is a 'realistic goal'.

Running at Lotus Racing and then Team Lotus, the team has emerged as the best of the three teams that joined the grid in 2010, finishing tenth in the standings for the past two seasons despite failing to break into the points.

Thus far, a twelfth place finish in the best that the team has managed, although 2011 saw both Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen start to challenge the established teams on a more regular basis.

With the backroom team having been strengthened and with KERS set to be used on the Caterham car for the first time next season, Trulli said he was confident that top ten finishes weren't far away and that the progress made in 2011 would be maintained.

"Things are getting really promising," he was quoted as telling La Repubblica. "We'll finally have the KERS that we didn't have last year, that's a big help. I remember when I didn't have it at Toyota, it was a problem that made the difference. The team's technical structure will improve too. New engineers are coming in all of the time and the hiring of John Iley confirms the team's ambitions.

"I don't want to say I'm going to win races but I think the ambition to leave the group of new teams and to get into the midfielders one is realistic. We'll begin to show what we're capable of in the races and score our maiden points."



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27.11.2011- Race, Bruno Senna (BRA), Lotus Renault GP R31 leads Jarno Trulli (ITA), Team Lotus, TL11
26.11.2011- Qualifying, Jarno Trulli (ITA), Team Lotus, TL11 and Heikki Kovalainen (FIN), Team Lotus, TL11
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DS - Unregistered

December 28, 2011 12:44 PM

Caterham can score in 2012 Of course they can, they just need 9 cars to fall off in front of them. Quote of the year...I don't want to say I'm going to win races..... Jarno Trulli, We are all with you on that one Yarno

Tarzan - Unregistered

December 29, 2011 9:27 AM

Back in the day it was harder to score points up to 2003 points were only awarded down to 6th, 2003-2009 down to 8th from 2009 to 10th so you cant make any comparisons. Under the old system Caterham would never ever score a single point much like now



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