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Ferrari team boss says very sad F1 will have no Italian drivers following Trulli departure



The Italian F1 outfit Ferrari’s team boss Stefano Domenicali says very sad F1 will have no Italian drivers on the grid in 2012 season, after Jarno Trulli departure.

Friday Caterham announced Jarno Trulli will be replaced by Russian Vitaly Petrov.

“I am very sad that, after so many years there will not be an Italian driver in the Formula 1 world championship field,” Domenicali on said vai Ferrari’s website.

“I say this on the sporting front and on a personal level when it comes to Jarno, who only on a few occasions has had a car capable of showing off his talents. So here, I wish him all the best for the future, both in racing and away from the track. It’s a difficult moment for our sport, partly for external reasons. He added.

“For a few years now, Ferrari through its Driver Academy, has established a long term plan to create a new generation of young drivers, which works also in collaboration with the CSAI and I am pleased to see that just now, we can announce that two talented youngsters, Raffaele and Brandon, will be given a great opportunity to progress in the sport.”

“Sad to see that Trulli won’t be on the 2012 grid…Money is dominating everything,” he wrote on Twitter.

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