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Jarno Trulli has made no secret of the fact that he’s struggled with the power steering on his Lotus car, his frustration mounting as each race goes by. However, after the European Grand Prix this weekend, Trulli has now claimed that the super reliability we’re seeing in F1 at the moment is to the detriment of the sport.
The race yesterday saw all 24 cars finish, not a single retirement, and that set a record for the highest number of classified cars. Speaking to Italian newspaper Repubblica, Trulli claims that the reliability of cars has made F1 more predictable. He pointed out two potential problems: “First, the chances for a small team getting in the points have reduced, and second, a further loss of appeal for F1.” He added: “It’s no coincidence that the Valencia race has been the most boring of the year.”
It also can’t be a coincidence that Red Bull are currently streaking away with both championships, and neither driver has suffered a retirement so far this season. As Trulli says: “The Valencia race has indicated another winner, besides Vettel as usual. That winner is technology.”
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