Trulli: Why he's fighting to race on

Trulli: Why he's fighting to race on

For much of the winter Jarno Trulli's F1 career was on the brink. Against the odds he has kept his seat at Caterham, but for how long? Simon Strang asks the man himself what he thinks and finds the Italian more motivated than ever

When AUTOSPORT meets up with Jarno Trulli the night before he finally gets to drive the new Caterham CT01, he's surprisingly ebullient. It's Thursday evening, the sun has set behind the hills overlooking the fast Criville right-hander, and he's just had his seat fitting prior to a full day's running at Jerez.

The only active Italian driver in Formula 1 has been patiently waiting all week for his turn, and he's only getting one day in the car while team-mate Heikki Kovalainen has already had two. The fact that the seat fitting has only just taken place, could, if you're being mischievous, be attributed to the residue of a long winter's waiting over his future.

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