Owner-driver Jarno Trulli admits he is still playing catch up compared with his Formula E rivals having suffered with niggling issues to compound his late entry into the all-electric series.

One of the most experienced F1 drivers of all-time, Trulli has not competed in motorsport since the end of the 2011 F1 season - 14 years after he made his series debut -, but has been enticed back to the cockpit for 2014 as part of the new FIA Formula E Championship.

Setting up his own team, TrulliGP, the Italian will act as owner-driver alongside Michela Cerruti, but as the first phase of pre-season testing comes to an end at Donington Park, he admits he is still somewhat behind schedule.

"We are encountering a lot of troubles which are not actually down to us, so it is hard to work this way, but I hope we can get the best out of this car," he told Crash.net. "We have not been very lucky.

"We are quite far from where we ideally want to be, but that is part of the business. We got the entry late so we were not prepared for the first test, but we are much better prepared now for this one."

Assuming the entry previously held by Drayson Racing, Trulli says the unique green aspect of the championship was what attracted him to get involved after more than two years away from the sport.

"It is nice to be back. The feeling is still the same to what I had before. I think it is a completely different championship from all the others. It is extremely exciting to develop this kind of series and we strongly believe in the ecological improvements we are going to show around the world."

 

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