Trulli Wants to Build Race-Winning Lotus F1 Team

Although Lotus F1 Team confirmed they are aiming to become the best newly-entered team of Formula One during the 2010 season, their experienced driver Jarno Trulli insisted that the upcoming campaign will be one of constructing a string outfit for the future.

The Malaysian-backed team signed two race-winning drivers for their returning F1 campaign in 2010, this being proof enough of the team's plans for the future.

We have to be realistic. It's going to be a tough season, and to begin with what we need to do is be reasonably competitive. Eventually, the target will probably be to show some good performances by the end of the year. As I say, it's a long-term project, and the first season is all about building up the team,” said Trulli.

I am with Lotus for the next three years, because I want to build up something strong as I was doing at Toyota. If you look back at Toyota, we were very close to a win - and this is what I want to reproduce and eventually try to achieve (at Lotus),” added the Italian driver.

While insisting that he will continue his racing career in Formula One for as long as he'll have fun driving inside the series, he also expressed his belief that returnee Michael Schumacher still has it in him to win an 8th world title.

Why not? Being 41 is not a problem; age is just a number. He's still in very good shape, and physically and mentally I don't think he's going to have any problems. (...) I think it will take him some races before he can really begin to attack again - but that is the only issue I can see him facing,” said Trulli.
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