Trulli talks about Silverstone crash

Renault's Jarno Trulli walked away from the biggest accident of his career in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone yesterday. Jarno Trulli. Photo by LAT Photographic. Q: Jarno, first of all, how are you feeling? Jarno Trulli: I am...

Renault's Jarno Trulli walked away from the biggest accident of his career in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone yesterday.

Jarno Trulli.
Photo by LAT Photographic.

Q: Jarno, first of all, how are you feeling?

Jarno Trulli: I am fine. It was the biggest accident of my career, but I knew straight away that I was OK, and so I gave the thumbs up even before I got out of the car. I had to go to the medical centre as a precaution, but I feel OK and remember everything that happened. The car performed very well in terms of safety.

Q: What happened during the accident?

JT: I was in the middle of the corner (Bridge, Turn 13) when the rear of the car spun round on me. I tried to control it but couldn't. It felt like something failed in the suspension, but we won't be sure until they have investigated the car properly at Enstone. When I knew I was going to crash, I just took my hands off the steering wheel and held my helmet before the impact.

Q: During an accident like that, are you scared?

JT: No -- there wasn't enough time to be scared. You just have to react as quickly as possible, and protect yourself in the cockpit.

Q: Looking ahead, you have a week off and then head for Germany. What are your hopes for the next race?

JT: I am quite confident for the next race. I like the circuit at Hockenheim, and it was where I scored my first podium for Renault last year. You need to be precise in your driving, and make no mistakes because there are opportunities for other cars to overtake you.

The car should be good there I think, and we will hopefully have some new developments to race, but predictions are a waste of time - a lot will depend on the circuit conditions, and the tyre choice we will make as a result.

-renault-

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Drivers Jarno Trulli