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The daily commute // Jarno Trulli speeds past the Melbourne traffic during the Grand Prix

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Jarno Trulli speeds past the Melbourne traffic during the Grand Prix
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Jarno Trulli concentrates on his own race during the Australian Grand Prix, struggling at the back of the grid. Trulli qualified his Lotus in 20th position and managed to improve to 13th place during the race, although mostly as a side-effect of other people's misfortune.

Jarno has never been a big fan of the new Pirelli compounds and found himself struggling to understand how the rubber had changed over the course a few weeks.

After the race, Trulli let out his frustrations on the changing characteristics of the tyres: "During the winter all of us, in every team, have worked with tyres that would deteriorate immediately. It was a characteristic of the tyres, and there's been some polemics too. So we had thought the problem was to make them last long enough. Instead here in Melbourne we've found ourselves with tyres that had no durability problems, but in exchange for that they would struggle immensely to get up to temperature."