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Jarno Trulli: F1® is missing Italian talent


The Italian offers his views on the podcast.

The Australian Grand Prix podcast In the Fast Lane has released its latest episode, featuring Grand Prix winner Jarno Trulli.

Following the Monaco Grand Prix, Trulli joined In the Fast Lane co-hosts to revisit his career-defining victory at the 2004 Monaco Grand Prix, his time spent at both Renault and Toyota and the controversial 2005 US Grand Prix when he was on pole position.

Trulli offers his view on why there are so few Italians making it to Formula 1®, with Antonio Giovinazzi being the only Italian driver since Trulli himself.

“Nowadays it’s very hard, the path to go through to get to Formula 1®, especially on the budget side,” said Trulli.

“Italy in general is not a huge market and is not a market that can offer a lot to big companies, car companies or any other companies. So having an Italian driver is not really a plus for a team.”

“There are many many other reasons why Italians are missing from Formula 1® in the last few years, and we can probably admit we are missing the Italian talent,” he continued.

The podcast is available on Spotify, Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts platforms.

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