Sunday September 3rd, 2000
Jordan driver Jarno Trulli on
Sunday refused to attack Formula One newcomer Jenson Button for
shunting him out of the Belgian Grand Prix last weekend.
The Italian, speaking at his team's 10-year celebration
party at Donington Park, said: "You have to be professional
when you are driving with everyone else and you have to accept
that someone else made a mistake.
"I wasn't happy but I couldn't show everybody my feelings
right after the accident. You need to be calm or you will say
things you regret."
Button's Williams clipped the back of Trulli's car in a
hairpin bend on lap five at Spa Francorchamps, sending him
spinning out of the race while the young Briton went on to
Trulli, who started second on the grid in Belgium, argued
that he had been cursed with ill fortune all season, during
which he has managed just six championship points.
"This year has been pretty difficult because we've had a lot
of bad luck and because of an unreliable car in the beginning,"
he said. "We look stronger than the results have shown.
"In the last race the car was performing well but, once
again, we had too much bad luck. I've lost too many points
finishes, which is really disappointing."