The end of the 2005 season did not quite go as planned for Jarno Trulli, but the Italian is confident that the team is heading in the right direction with the new Bridgestone-shod TF106.
“Generally my test has been very good,” Trulli said ahead of the Friday washout in Barcelona. “Bridgestone has brought in some new tyres that have definitely made a step forward. There is still some work to do but we are stronger on both speed and consistency and that is good to see. We have done a longer run with some tyres we felt suited the car and the results were very positive. I think we can have high expectations for the year.”
Trulli’s enthusiasm for the developments is echoed by Team Manager Richard Cregan who admits the team have made some ‘interesting discoveries with the tyres’ and that the cooperation with Bridgestone is working well.
Ralf Schumacher meanwhile believes there is still work to do, but the team is in good shape. “We still have work to do but there is still six weeks before the first race and so we have time,” said Schumacher. “It is hard to say exactly where everyone is at the moment, there is much variation in the testing, but I am confident that we will be in good shape for Bahrain.”