Jarno Trulli: a profile of the Caterham Formula 1 driver

Jarno Trulli
Jarno Trulli

Jarno Trulli 2011 Season Stats

Last 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

BBC VIEW

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.