Jarno Trulli

Jarno Trulli (born 13 July 1974 in Pescara ) is an Italian race car driver. He started from 1997 to 2011 in Formula 1 His only Grand Prix victory he scored in 2004 for Renault.

Trulli is Riccardo Patrese addition, Giancarlo Fisichella and Andrea de Cesaris one of four Italians, who has played at least 200 Grand Prix races. Trulli is one with 252 starts for the five Formula 1 drivers with the most Grand Prix starts.

Trulli was 1996 German Formula 3 champion.

  • 4.1 Career stations
  • 4.2 Statistics in Formula 1 4.2.1 Grand Prix wins
  • 4.2.2 Individual Results


Beginnings in motorsport

Like most racers began Trulli his career in karting, where he was from 1983 to 1994 active. In addition, in 1993 he made ​​in the Italian Formula 3 Championship and 1994 British Formula 3 Championship first experience in Formula racing. In 1995 he moved to the German Formula 3 championship, finishing with two wins fourth place in the overall standings. At the prestigious Macau Grand Prix, the Italian second behind the German Ralf Schumacher. 1996 remained Trulli in the German Formula 3 Championship and won with six wins the championship title in this series. He also completed Formula 1 test driving for the Benetton team.

Formula 1

Minardi and Prost (1997-1999)

Trulli's Formula 1 career began in 1997 with Minardi. There the Italians won on inferior car from beginning of the season, before Alain Prost signed him mid-year for his own team Prost Grand Prix after his regular driver Olivier Panis had broken both legs in a serious accident in Canada. In a very competitive car Trulli has now shown that he possessed more than just talent. At the Grand Prix of Austria, he took advantage of his Bridgestone tires and led the race until his retirement. Prost took the promising young rider for two years under contract. However, in the subsequent period, the Prost- Renner turned out to be less competitive and reliable. 1998 and 1999 could Trulli collect some championship points with happiness. His most successful race for Prost graduated Trulli 1999 at the European Grand Prix, where he finished second behind Johnny Herbert.

Jordan (2000-2001)

For the 2000 season the Italians moved to Jordan, where he hoped for much more aggressive material due to the previous success of the British-Irish racing team. But even with Jordan remained from the expected results. After two successful years, the team was back on the wane and in both years, it was enough for the Italians just regular points finishes. After all, Trulli was able to show that it was not because of his performance. His German team-mate Heinz -Harald Frentzen at least he had in training mostly under control. The consequence was that the Jordan Mönchengladbach middle of the 2001 season summarily dismissed and replaced by Jean Alesi. After even with the factory engines from Honda was no improvement in sight, Trulli Jordan left at the end of the season 2001.

Renault (2002-2004)

In 2002, Trulli at Renault, who were following the acquisition of the Benetton team on the rise. The Italians replaced the French team his compatriot Giancarlo Fisichella, who have obtained from annoyance at no salary increase, Renault had left and Jordan Trulli's successor. His new team-mate Jenson Button had to Trulli usually bend - if he had to complain significantly more involuntary losses than the British.

2003 Button was replaced by the former Renault test driver, Fernando Alonso. Together, the two racers formed a powerful duo. However, Trulli's performances were once again exceeded by his teammates. So Alonso won, for example, as at the time the youngest driver in Formula 1 history in his first race while Trulli remained winless.

2004 remained Alonso and Trulli at Renault. After Michael Schumacher had won the first five races of the season, Trulli stopped in the sixth round of the season in Monaco the triumph of the German, who retired after a collision with Juan Pablo Montoya, and traditionally won his first race at the prestigious race in Monte Carlo, where the Italians strongly was traveling. Although Trulli performed well and was able to keep up with Alonso step, he was released three races left in the season of Flavio Briatore and replaced by former world champion Jacques Villeneuve. To date, the reason for the termination is unknown.

Toyota (2004-2009)

Even before the end of the 2004 season took Trulli, Toyota Racing, a new racing cockpit and he played the last two races of the season for his new team. The season that ended Trulli finishing sixth in the driver standings, was the most successful season in Trulli's career.

The year 2005 showed a significantly reinvigorated Toyota team in the Trulli ran aground in the first half of the season in top form. He finished several races on the podium and presented retaining its highly assessed and better-paid teammate Ralf Schumacher initially in the shade. In the further course of the season but Trulli could no longer increase, while Schumacher made ​​good ground and in the final standings had two more points on the account.

In the following season, the Japanese team was in fourth place in the constructors' world championship with correspondingly great hopes for a further increase and the possible first victory. But it quickly turned out that Toyota had not built a competitive car. Furthermore, the switch was heavier than expected on the unit Bridgestone tires. Trulli was only in the ninth race points for the first time and fell five times with a technical defect. This seasonal earnings fell for Trulli, who finished in twelfth place behind his team mate Ralf Schumacher, the tenth, sobering.

In 2007, it was not possible to bring a fast and reliable car on the track. Trulli and Schumacher desperate in a difficult- tuned and chronically understeering car. The German, who also apparently lost his motivation was not committed. Trulli, however, the Schumacher suddenly in all respects had more than clear to the touch, after all, won eight championship points and remained in the team.

2008 Schumacher was replaced by his compatriot Timo Glock, the former GP2 champion. Although Glock with a Second place went to the best placement of the Toyota team, Trulli overtook the entire season more points than his team-mate. Trulli's season's best result was a third place in France where he is only the two Ferrari drivers had to admit defeat. By season's end, the Italian finished ninth in the overall standings.

2009 remained Trulli and Glock at Toyota. At the beginning of the season, the Toyota team had a competitive car and Jarno Trulli achieved two third places in the first four races and also took pole position. In Belgium Trulli was one of the favorites from second place starting the race. However, he fell after a collision in the first round to the back of the field and was later on. At the Grand Prix of Brazil, there was a collision between Trulli and Adrian Sutil. At the scene was loudly demanded by Trulli a penalty for Sutil, as this is said to have deliberately pushed him off the track. The race Come Isare saw it differently, however, and Trulli was fined for inappropriate behavior with a fine of $ 10,000. At the end of the season Trulli finished in eighth place in the Drivers' World Championship, and was thus in front of Glock, the tenth. In the last two races Trulli had with Kamui Kobayashi, who had stepped in after an injury of Glock as a substitute, a teammate who made ​​the Toyota with overtaking and good race for attention. After five full seasons at Toyota Trulli was told early on that he should seek a new cockpit for the upcoming season. After the season Toyota finally ended his Formula 1 involvement.

Lotus (2010-2011)

Formula 1 2010 season went Trulli as team-mate Heikki Kovalainen for the new Lotus Racing team at the start. At the season opener in Bahrain Trulli stopped short in front of the race, but was still counted as 17. For the Grand Prix of Australia, the Italians could not start because of technical problems. At the Monaco Grand Prix, he retired after a collision with Karun Chandhok dangerous looking out just before the end. His best season placement he scored at the Grand Prix of Japan with a 13th place, but he benefited from some failures. In the world championship he finished the season end the 21th Place.

2011 Trulli joined again at Lotus. At the Grand Prix of Germany he was replaced Karun Chandhok once by. Two 13th places were his best results. At the end of the season he won again the 21th overall. It was thus a position in front of Kovalainen, who had beaten him but in Qualifyingduell with 16:2 and 10:6 in the racing duel with.

Trulli had with the team, which competes as Caterham F1 Team in 2012, a contract until the end of the season of 2012. According to the first tests for the new season however, he was replaced by Vitaly Petrov.


With his wife Barbara Jarno Trulli has two sons. The Italian is a hobby winemaker and ordered in his home several vineyards.

His unusual for an Italian name owes Trulli his motorcycle sports-loving father, who was a fan of the fatally injured at Monza in 1973 Finnish motorcycle world champion Jarno Saarinen.


Early 2012 gave Trulli known to have in his time as a Toyota driver an offer of the Scuderia Ferrari by Jean Todt. The exact date he did not comment. Trulli moved towards the end of the 2004 season to Toyota and Todt until 2007 was team manager of Ferrari. Trulli declined the offer because he was bound at the time long-term to Toyota.


Career stations

  • 2006: Formula 1 ( 12th place)
  • 2007: Formula 1 ( 13th place)
  • 2008: Formula 1 ( 9th place)
  • 2009: Formula 1 (8th place )
  • 2010: Formula 1 ( No. 21 )
  • 2011: Formula 1 ( No. 21 )

Statistics in Formula 1

Grand Prix victories

  • 2004: Monaco ( Monte Carlo )

Individual results