Trulli completes half-marathon

Jarno Trulli completed a total distance 21km on February 9th during winter testing. A disappointing day's work? Not when you're on foot! Jarno Trulli. Photo by Nikki Reynolds. As stiff westerly winds brought cold, sunny weather to the...

Jarno Trulli completed a total distance 21km on February 9th during winter testing. A disappointing day's work? Not when you're on foot!

Jarno Trulli.
Photo by Nikki Reynolds.
As stiff westerly winds brought cold, sunny weather to the British Isles yesterday, almost three thousand competitors were lining up for the Wokingham half marathon. Among them, just one runner amongst many more, was a familiar face: Mild Seven Renault F1 Team driver Jarno Trulli. The Italian, who moved to nearby Binfield two years ago, decided the challenge would form part of his winter training.

"It went pretty well," he explained afterwards. "I took it quite easy at the beginning but by halfway, I realised I was behind schedule, so started pushing a bit more. It was a while since I had run for such a long period -- in training, we only usually run for an hour, or an hour and twenty minutes. I was pleased to finish in good shape, and whatever else, it was useful training!" The only problems came from the typically awkward British weather: "I know it's February" joked Jarno, "but I still wasn't prepared for it to be quite so cold and windy!"

This week, attention turns to testing, and three days with the new R24 at Jerez. Trulli is feeling positive: "Everything looks pretty good so far, doesn't it? The reliability is good and Fernando has told me that although we still have improvements to make, the car seems quick. I have high expectations for testing this week."

Trulli will take the wheel of chassis R24-01 on the 10th, with Franck Montagny alongside at the wheel of last year's R23.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Franck Montagny
Teams Renault F1 Team