Jarno Trulli frustrated with reliability woes

By Julie Gates/motorsport.com Jordan's Jarno Trulli admitted on Thursday that he is becoming frustrated with the team's lack of reliability. Even though they have taken steps forward from last season, the EJ10 has been plagued with gearbox ...

By Julie Gates/motorsport.com

Jordan's Jarno Trulli admitted on Thursday that he is becoming frustrated with the team's lack of reliability. Even though they have taken steps forward from last season, the EJ10 has been plagued with gearbox problems - costing both Trulli and Heinz-Harald Frentzen valuable points.

The Italian comments, "I did not expect it to be such a bad year in terms of reliability. The team is working hard, but the most important thing at the moment is to get results."

Trulli and Frentzen were running second and fourth respectively at the Monaco Grand Prix, but both retired… Trulli once again suffering gearbox dramas.

He added that he and the team calculated how many points they have lost this season due to retirements, and that the fourteen or fifteen points they would have earned would have placed him in the top five of the Drivers' Championship.

"I can say that I lost about fourteen or fifteen points, which would be enough to put me fourth or fifth in the Drivers' Championship. This is really bad for the team generally."

He currently has four points, placing him ninth, nearly forty down on title leader Michael Schumacher.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Michael Schumacher , Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Teams Jordan