Trulli eyes Toyota title in 2007

Posted: September 2, 2006 by Neeraj in Drivers, Fernando Alonso, Formula-One, Jenson Button, Monaco, RaceTracks, Renault, Teams, Toyota

Jarno TruliAs reported on homeofsport

Jarno Trulli has vowed to be a championship challenger in 2007 as he insisted that he is still as good as his former Renault teammate, Fernando Alonso ….. “This year we have not been able to win,” said the 32-year-old, ‘”ut the only thing missing for Toyota is experience. In 2007 we will be really competitive. My final objective for my career is to win the title. I know I can do it.”

Trulli reminded readers that, in 2004, most observers agreed at mid-season that Trulli had the measure of teammate Alonso, who a year later was world champion. “I had more points (in mid-2004), I had won in Monte Carlo and I was nearly always in front in the tests. You can’t ignore these facts.”

Wow !! Some strong words !! Seems someone has taken out pages from Button’s book. Jarno, we never ignored any facts [we rarely do that], but there is huge difference in just “having the measure” and “winning the world championship”.

Like your pal Button, I think you also need to concentrate more on winning the races than speaking. Why not let your race speak for yourself ?

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  1. Taker says:

    Trulli hasnt been known to talk a lot unlike Button. So, i think it is unfair to compare trulli to Button. And i dont think he said anything wrong in the above statements. Trulli was ahead of Alonso till the monaco gp. and trulli was the only non ferrari to win a race in 2004 for most of the season. Ofcourse Trulli may not have the consistency to be fighting for the championship but no one can deny the fact that he has the pace.

  2. Ollie says:

    Trulli has the pace in qualy, but I’m a little reluctant to say that he has the pace to win the title. Mark Webber falls into this category as well – the sort of ‘have talent but don’t maximise it’ group.

    As for Toyota winning the 2007 drivers title – codswallop! Before the start of 2006, I predicted Toyota to win one race. So far it hasn’t materialised, and let’s face it, it ain’t gonna happen. As for 2007, well again, I have to suggest it won’t happen again, despite my optimistic predictions…

  3. Neeraj says:

    Taker, a little comparison does no harm [sometimes it just provide the boost a driver needs]. But then as we wrote there is huge difference in just “having the measure” and “winning the world championship” or for that measure even having a podium finish.

    As for Toyota, don’t even get us started. So much talks about how great their team is and how much fast their cars are going to be, we all can see the results. Here we completely agree with what Ollie wrote.

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