Still going strong: Interview with Jarno Trulli

Still going strong: Interview with Jarno Trulli

Despite having just one win under his belt, Jarno Trulli has always extracted the maximum from the cars he has driven. After over 200 GPs, he has no plans to stop doing that. Edd Straw talked to the Italian about his past and his future

On his day, Jarno Trulli is searingly fast. Contrary to his reputation of being a Saturday specialist and a rolling roadblock on Sunday – the infamous 'Trulli Train' - he is capable of being relentlessly rapid and operating on as high a plane as anyone during any given grand prix. Yet, for all that, the sixth-most capped world championship race starter has just one victory to his name.

The sole triumph, from pole position in the 2004 Monaco Grand Prix, is testament to what the 36-year-old can deliver on a given weekend when he is content with the car. Although you can make a strong case for him being too inconsistent ever to have won the world championship, there's no doubt that he could now be a multiple winner. That's probably an unfashionable view of a driver who many lazily brand 'over the hill', but his career provides plenty of supporting evidence with some startling drives in, at best, solid machinery leaping out of his CV.

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