Jarno Trulli has revealed that he was really 'satisfied' with sixth place at the Turkish Grand Prix Sunday.

The Italian, who finished fourth at the last race in Hungary, while his team-mate, Ralf Schumacher took a podium finish, failed to score in Germany - and at Silverstone, the two races preceding that in Budapest.

"After a few months of bad luck and disappointing races, it's good to have a normal race again at last," he noted. "I made a good start and I pushed to the limit at the beginning and throughout the race.

"I lost quite a bit of time in traffic during the race but other than that everything went well. I personally had a very strong race so it's good to be back where I ought to be. I always expected to be behind the two McLarens and the two Renaults, and the BAR has also shown good pace this weekend. So I'm really satisfied with our weekend's work and happy to come away with three points."

Ralf meanwhile had a dramatic day in the sister TF105. The German was pushed wide as he tried to avoid an incident at the first corner and he then ran over debris as he rejoined the circuit. He nonetheless managed to work his way up from the back of the field to an eventual 12th place.

"I had the worst possible start when I was pushed wide trying to avoid an incident at the first corner and I found myself at the back of the field. So I basically lost it all then. Then I ran over [Felipe] Massa's front wing as I rejoined the track, so this was always going to be a tough struggle for me," he explained.

"Luckily my car was okay and I kept pushing all the way to the flag. Towards the end I was chasing [Jacques] Villeneuve but there was no way past. All in all an unlucky day, which is a pity for the team because the pace was there and we could easily have scored points."

 

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