Trulli not worried about Petrov rumours

Tony Fernandes, team principal of Team Lotus Renault and Jarno Trulli,
Jarno Trulli with Tony Fernandes

Jan.19 (GMM) Jarno Trulli on Thursday said he is not worried amid mounting speculation that he could be about to lose his race seat with the renamed Caterham F1 team.

The Italian veteran is contracted to stay with the Tony Fernandes owned squad next year, but team figures are sounding vague about the commitment.

At the same time, it is reported that Renault refugee Vitaly Petrov’s manager visited Caterham’s Hingham headquarters recently.

“I have a contract with Caterham and that’s it,” Trulli, 37, is quoted by La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I know nothing about the rumours. The team has told me nothing.

“On Monday I will be at the factory for the seat fitting. Until I’m told otherwise, everything for me remains the same,” added Trulli.

He was also reluctant to talk about his longer-term future.

“Every time (I do), words are put into my mouth that I want to do Nascar or the (Le Mans) 24 hours. I’m only talking about formula one,” he insisted.