“We had a gearbox problem while we were firing up on the grid,” Heikki added. “The gearbox selected two gears at once – there was some sort of software issue which caused it to fail. It’s unfortunate, because we have had such a good weekend, but these things happen.”
With Lotus having introduced a major upgrade for the start of the European season, Trulli brought his car home 17th.
“I’m pleased we finished comfortably ahead of Virgin, even though the car felt a bit difficult to drive today,” the Italian told. “I don’t really know why but it didn’t feel the same as it did on Friday – despite that we achieved what we set out to today, showed good race pace and finished well.”Images © Sutton Images