Ex-Formula One star Jarno Trulli, the only owner-driver on the Formula E grid, has admitted to having to play catch up compared to his Formula E competitors.
Speaking to Crash.net, he explained: “We are quite far from where we ideally want to be, but that is part of the business. We got the entry late so we were not prepared for the first test, but we are much better prepared now for this one.”
TrulliGP’s entry was only confirmed last month, taking over the slot previously held by Drayson Racing, who instead became technical partners for Trulli’s team. It has since been confirmed that the Super Nova racing team will be managing Trulli’s racing operations.
With such a late entry, Trulli’s outfit has had very little time to prepare for the first season of Formula E. The Formula One race winner lamented: “We are encountering a lot of troubles which are not actually down to us, so it is hard to work this way, but I hope we can get the best out of this car”.
For example, Michela Cerruti had very little running in the first two test days at Donington Park, and only managed to complete 22 laps on the third day of testing.
Despite his team’s bumpy start to the season, Trulli has managed to stay positive about Formula E. “I think it is a completely different championship from all the others. It is extremely exciting to develop this kind of series and we strongly believe in the ecological improvements we are going to show around the world”, he beamed.
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