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Trulli GP (officially Trulli Formula E Team) was a Swiss motor racing team founded by former Formula One driver and Monaco Grand Prix winner Jarno Trulli to compete in the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship for electric cars. The team competed in a technical partnership with Drayson Racing Technologies. It was announced on 1 July 2014 that the team was operating with Super Nova Racing.[1] Trulli announced that he would drive for the team, while later Italian Auto GP driver Michela Cerruti was announced as the second driver for the team.[2]

Switzerland Trulli GP
Trulli Formula E Team logo.png
FoundedJune 2014
FoldedDecember 2015
Team principal(s)Jarno Trulli
Francesco Guarnieri
Former seriesFormula E
Noted driversItaly Jarno Trulli
Italy Michela Cerruti
Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi
Switzerland Alex Fontana
Mexico Salvador Durán

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Role changesEdit

For the 2015 Miami ePrix, Jarno Trulli and Vitantonio Liuzzi became teammates in the lineup. Trulli commented that it was his past driving history that allowed the Trulli Formula E team to even happen in the first place – four months before the first race of the season in China, as a last minute replacement for Drayson's entry on the grid.[3] For the 2015 London ePrix, Liuzzi was replaced by Alex Fontana, as Liuzzi was competing in the GT Asia Series round at Okayama on the same weekend.[4]

Being the driver was the key to launch the team at the beginning, given my experience and helping set up everything around what is a formula team. I've learned many things. It's a good challenge. I hope we will be successful. But it's quite a big commitment to be honest. It's tougher than expected. But it's good to have a team. In my position, I feel more a team owner than a driver. I'm really focusing on the future of the team.

— Jarno Trulli, MotorSportsTalk

Team closureEdit

For the 2015–16 Formula E season, it was announced that Trulli would step back from the racing side of the team, with Salvador Durán partnering Liuzzi. The team did not pass scrutineering for either of the first two races, and folded after the 2015 Putrajaya ePrix.

ResultsEdit

Year Chassis Tyres No. Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Points T.C.
2014–15 Spark-Renault SRT 01E M BEI PUT PDE BUE MIA LBH MCO BER MSC LON 17 10th
10   Jarno Trulli Ret 17 4 Ret 15 Ret 11 19 18† 15 Ret
18   Michela Cerruti 14 Ret 12 Ret
  Vitantonio Liuzzi 16 13 NC 9 17
  Alex Fontana Ret 14
2015–16 Spark-Motomatica JT-01 M BEI PUT PDE BUE MEX LBH PAR BER LON 0 NC
10   Vitantonio Liuzzi DNP DNP
18   Salvador Durán DNP
  Jarno Trulli DNP

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Formula E: Super Nova to run TrulliGP". Autosport.com. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Michela Cerruti joins TrulliGP to become second female driver". Formula E Operations. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  3. ^ DiZinno, Tony. "Formula E: Trulli rolling with changes in owner/driver role, last minute driver swap". motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com. motorsportstalk. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Alex Fontana replaces Vitantonio Liuzzi for London Formula E". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2016.

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