Ex- Caterham F1 driver Jarno Trulli says that ex- Ferrari team principal Jean Todt once proposed him a race seat at Ferrari. Recently Caterham settle on to drop him in favour of Vitaly Petrov.
“Nobody knows this, but at this point I think I can publicly thank Jean Todt for having been one of the few top team managers to consider me during my career,” Trulli told Autosprint.
“No one knows this, but Todt offered me a seat at Ferrari. I won’t tell you when exactly: I was racing for Toyota and I was doing very well. But I had signed a rather long contract with the Japanese, and in my career I’ve always honoured my commitments. In 15 years of F1 I’ve never needed lawyers.
“I thank Todt not only for having offered me a drive at Ferrari, a chance that unfortunately I couldn’t accept, but also for every time I asked for advice and received fine indications with a friendly approach. Italian added.
“He has always been very honest with me. I’ve always kept this thing for me, but since today it’s thanking time, I’ve felt like doing that. Regardless how things went, for a moment I felt I was a Ferrari driver.”
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