Jarno Trulli: a profile of the Caterham Formula 1 driver
Jarno Trulli 2011 Season StatsLast updated: Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:31 UK
|Race||Date||Start||Finish||Race Pts||Total Pts|
|Australian GP||27 Mar 2011||20||13||0||0|
|Malaysian GP||10 Apr 2011||20||20||0||0|
|Chinese GP||17 Apr 2011||20||19||0||0|
|Turkish GP||8 May 2011||19||18||0||0|
|Spanish GP||22 May 2011||18||18||0||0|
|Monaco GP||29 May 2011||19||13||0||0|
|Canadian Grand Prix||12 Jun 2011||18||16||0||0|
|European GP||26 Jun 2011||20||20||0||0|
|British GP||10 Jul 2011||21||23||0||0|
|Hungarian GP||31 Jul 2011||19||24||0||0|
|Belgian GP||28 Aug 2011||18||14||0||0|
|Italian GP||11 Sep 2011||19||14||0||0|
|Singapore GP||25 Sep 2011||20||22||0||0|
|Japanese GP||9 Oct 2011||19||19||0||0|
|Korean Grand Prix||16 Oct 2011||20||17||0||0|
|Indian Grand Prix||30 Oct 2011||19||19||0||0|
|Abu Dhabi GP||13 Nov 2011||18||18||0||0|
|Brazilian GP||27 Nov 2011||20||18||0||0|
Jarno Trulli has a contract with Caterham (formerly Lotus) for the 2012 season, but it is far from clear whether he will be in one of their race cars.
The prospect of Red Bull protégé Daniel Ricciardo replacing the veteran Italian has vanished now he has a seat at Toro Rosso, but now there are rumours about Renault refugees Bruno Senna or Vitaly Petrov stepping in.
Trulli finds himself in this situation after an unconvincing 2011, in which he struggled to get the best out of the Lotus car.
A famously and unusually sensitive driver, he blamed its power-steering system, which he said robbed him of the feel he needed to perform at his best.
The team did come up with a revised system for the final third of the season, and team-mate Heikki Kovalainen said he could not feel the difference - but there was a marked upturn in form from Trulli at the races where they were able to use it on the car.
At his best, Trulli remains one of the fastest drivers in F1. But whether team boss Tony Fernandes - who needs consistent results to justify his continued investment in the team - has the patience to tolerate the inevitable under-par days remains to be seen.