Ex-GPDA President Trulli hopes for more clarity regarding Alonso crash

Former grand prix racer Jarno Trulli is about to race the Formula E ePrix in Miami this weekend.

Motorsport.com spoke to the former GPDA president regarding what he thought of Fernando Alonso's testing crash and how drivers and the sport's regulators are working to find out more about the incident, days ahead of the 2015 F1 season opener. 

"I have no idea at all about what happened", Trulli said. 

"I'd like to know what happened. Honestly, it will be important to understand the reason why Fernando went out".

Suspicions on Alonso's own condition before the crash information emerged, as much as doubts about a potential electrical failure on the McLaren-Honda power unit ran wild.

Whatever led to the incident keeps the FIA and Formula E attentive on the matter.

"Regardless of whether that is a personal or technical problem, I think the most important thing to know is what that was, in order to avoid finding ourselves in a similar situation", thinks Trulli.

But the driver rejects the idea F1 drivers are thrown like gladiators into an arena if no answer is provided in the short term.

"No. F1 still represents the safest form of motor sport; but it can always get better as long as progress is made".

Do drivers involved in the GPDA now have a political role to take and firmly ask for answers to FIA Technical delegate Charlie Whiting? 

"I don't know", Trulli smiles. "That's politics once more! I don't want to get involved in F1 politics!"

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Series Formula 1
Event Australian GP
Track Albert Park Circuit
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Fernando Alonso
Teams McLaren
Article type Breaking news
Tags concussion, electrocution, injury