Jarno Trulli, the Italian veteran driver and former Monaco Grand Prix winner, yesterday told the top teams to stop moaning about traffic and get on with the racing ahead of this weekend's vital qualifying session. The Lotus driver, whose speed is several seconds per lap slower than the fastest cars, said the teams had wasted their opportunities to create a safer system and should "belt up". He said: "To be honest, I will be really furious if someone starts complaining about it [today] after qualifying. There was plenty of time to find a solution and they did not agree on one."
Trulli won the race for Renault in 2004 and understands fully the concern of top drivers worried that it will be very difficult to find a clear lap with 24 cars all vying for space in the 20 minutes of Q1. "This is Monaco," he added. "It is always hard and the traffic will be as bad as usual. But I don't see any big issue. There are some cars that are much quicker than us, but there is 20 minutes in the session.
"The top teams, who are at the moment complaining the most, they only need one lap to stay ahead of us. I don't think it will be a problem." Trulli's views were supported by Robert Kubica of Poland who said there was no point in moaning about the situation. "It is always quite tricky here in Monaco, but to be honest it was not too bad in practice. "I believe that for the guys in the new team cars, it is not easy to keep their cars on the track. Additionally, moving out of the way where the track is very narrow is not easy for them either.
"It's also not easy for us. People talk about it too much. It's just the way it is." * AFP