Jarno Trulli was left bitterly disappointed after enduring a terrible Belgian Grand Prix.
The Toyota driver started on the front row of the grid, but lost out to a number of cars at the start and damaged his front wing. Trulli’s race was also halted by a brake wear problem and eventually had to retire.
Timo Glock was also disappointed after finishing in tenth position. The German’s race was also compromised after a fuel rig problem during his final pitstop.
Timo Glock – 10th: “I made a pretty strong start and was running fourth when the safety car came out so we had a good chance of points. But at my first pit stop we had trouble with the fuel rig which cost me time and positions. The crew did well to quickly change to the back-up rig but nevertheless we lost time. Clearly there was a problem with the fuel rig and we have to analyse what happened and prevent any similar problems in the future. I did my best and the car was quite quick but it wasn’t to be.”
Jarno Trulli – DNF: “I can’t say how disappointed I am with that race. I was really expecting a strong result because we were in great shape after qualifying. But at the first corner I was right behind Heidfeld and at the exit I expected him to pull away faster than he did. I’m not sure if he had a problem but I just touched him slightly and that broke the front wing. It was vibrating a lot so I had no choice but to make a pit stop. There was nothing I could do after that and in the end the team saw a problem with brake wear and decided it was safer to stop.”
Tadashi Yamashina – Team Principal: “Unfortunately we couldn’t make the most of the car today, despite having such a promising grid position. I am sorry for our supporters because everyone was expecting a much better result. Jarno’s race was decided on the first lap and Timo had a problem with the fuel rig which prevented him scoring points. So it was a very frustrating day for us, particularly because the car is competitive and we achieved our target of a significant improvement in qualifying. We will work at the factory to solve the fuel rig issue and get more out of the car for the Italian Grand Prix.”