Jarno Trulli has admitted that Toyota has failed to meet expectations this season after another difficult campaign for the Cologne-based outfit.

The team currently lies sixth in the standings with just the Brazilian Grand Prix left to run, but both Trulli and Ralf Schumacher have struggled through the season - with just twelve points on the board and no points at all since the Hungarian Grand Prix at the start of August.

In fact, the best result for either driver this season has been sixth place and Trulli admitted that it had been a season littered with disappointments.

"Well, it hasn't been a good season for us and obviously we are disappointed by our results," he said. "It's been difficult and we haven't met our expectations, but I hope we can put that behind us and move forward again."

Trulli added that there was plenty of work still to do ahead of the new season, with Toyota needing to work extra hard to firstly get up to speed and then take the fight to its rivals.

"The challenge is how quickly we can develop the car," he said. "Obviously there is quite a lot that we have to gain compared to our competitors if we want to be at the front. And clearly the others will make steps forward as well, so we have work to do. I have given all of my feedback in our discussions about next year's car, trying to give as much input as possible."



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