One of the major shocks of qualifying was the poor performance from both of the Toyota drivers. Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock will line up on the final row of the grid for Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix as Toyota continued their difficult weekend.
However both drivers believe that they were unlucky not to make it through to at least Q2. Jarno Trulli complained of being blocked on his final qualifying run, whereas Timo Glock got it all wrong exiting the Swimming Pool complex and spun.
Jarno Trulli – 19th: “It is extremely disappointing but especially because I was on a pretty good lap at the end of Q1 when I was blocked by another car in the final two corners. That would have been my quickest lap and I would have been easily in Q2. So I am angry about that but ultimately we haven’t shown good enough performance this weekend.”
Timo Glock – 20th: “We have to analyse and see where the problems are. We struggled from the first lap this weekend. The car didn’t feel great but it didn’t feel terrible, it was just that the pace clearly wasn’t there. I pushed as hard as possible but it wasn’t enough. Obviously I will do my best in the race tomorrow but from this position on the grid we don’t have much hope.”
Pascal Vasselon – Senior general manager chassis: “It has been a very difficult weekend, obviously. There is clearly something wrong on the car which we are looking at; we have to fix this. The race will be difficult from where we start but still we will keep on fighting.”