After their little coming together the beginning of the Brazillian GP, Trulli and Sutil are still at it. Trulli is obviously still aggrieved at Sutil’s driving, while Sutil is maintaining he did nothing wrong.
My opinion is that Sutil didn’t give racing room to Trulli, but as we’ve often seen in the past, running others off the road has often gone unpunished so has been seen as fair game so it’s no surprise it was seen as a racing incident by the Stewards.
It’s interesting that Nico Rosburg also drew attention to driving standards as a couple of other incidents were also a bit iffy with drivers squeezing others so much that contact occurred.
I hope they agree to clean up their act as driving standards have definately been exception over the last few years and it would be a shame for them to slip now.
Back to Trulli and Sutil though; there’s only one way to resolve their squabble.
In the words of Harry Hill…. fight!!Trulli: “Obviously it was very disappointing to end the race like that, especially on the first lap. I had every reason to be extremely furious. I’ve got all the evidence to show I was there and was next to him, and tomorrow we are going to discuss it.” Sutil: “There’s nothing to discuss; it was quite an obvious incident. In the end it was very disappointing for me, even more because I was the one who was just driving, and he lost control of his car and crashed into my back. It’s not my problem – it’s his problem. I don’t know why he’s freaking out like that to be honest.” Trulli: “I don’t know if you’re blind, but I can clearly show you my front wing is next to your front wing.” Trulli then produced photographs to support his argument. Sutil: “But you’re trying to overtake me around the outside on the kerb. There was not a problem.” Trulli: “So you mean…you didn’t move there…” Sutil: “No, you were just not going off the power. The same happened in Barcelona where you lost control again and crashed again into a Force India car (Sutil). You have to sometimes respect the limits of the car. If you’ve nowhere to go, you have to back off. That’s how racing is. I don’t know how long you want to learn this.” Trulli: “In Barcelona I spun and he hit me because he cut the kerb, cut the circuit completely, and he didn’t slow down.” Sutil: “I didn’t hit you; you hit me. I don’t know what the problem is; maybe your eyes are a problem.” Trulli: “I was furious because I said ‘didn’t you see me?’ I mean, I was next to him and he kept pushing me outside until I was obviously on the kerb. I couldn’t believe…” Sutil: “It’s not a problem to be on the kerb. Where’s the problem?” Trulli (sarcastically): “Yeah, no problem! As long as we know the rules…” Sutil: “I know the rules.”
Alonso was subsequently asked for his interpretation of the incident, to which the former double F1 World Champion wryly remarked: “I saw everything more-or-less, but as Jarno said we will discuss it in the drivers’ briefing – deeply!”