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German Grand Prix - Race Round-Up

Today's Weather: Sunny, air temperature 22-23°C, track temperature 28-34°C Constructors' Championship Points: 25 (4th) Drivers' Championship Points: Jarno Trulli 20 (7th); Timo Glock 5 (16th)

Jarno Trulli (Car 11, Chassis TF108-05)
Summary: Ran strongly in top six on option tyres for first two stints but switch to primes saw him slip out of the points late on.
Race Classification: 9th (+37.199s)
Qualifying Classification: 4th Lap Time: 1m 16.191s (+0.525s in Q3) Grid: 4th "That was a disappointing race for me because we had high hopes of scoring points today. Everything was looking good early in the race but after our second stop, when we switched our strategy because of the safety car, it became really difficult. I was having problems with the balance. I struggled a lot and in the last 10 laps it was really tough. But I was in eighth place and fighting really hard to get a point. I was holding off Vettel but unfortunately I locked up the front and couldn't recover so I lost the position. After that I lost more pace and wasn't able to push as hard as I wanted."

Timo Glock (Car 12, Chassis TF108-02)
Summary: Long first stint lifted him into points but heavy accident on lap 36 ended his race.
Race Classification: DNF
Qualifying Classification: 11th Lap Time: 1m 15.508 (+0.905s in Q2) Grid: 11th

Team statement: "Timo is fine and there are no physical signs of injury. He has been taken to a hospital for further precautionary checks. Further updates will be given as soon as they are available."

Tadashi Yamashina - Team Principal
"For us the priority is that Timo is okay. At the moment it is too early to determine exactly what the cause of the incident was but of course we are investigating. He was doing a strong race and was looking set for another points finish so it was a real pity. Timo's accident brought out the safety car and that was a key point for Jarno, because he pitted and changed to prime tyres. He was not happy with the balance of the car after that and his pace suffered. Here as well we have to analyse more the reasons for this because, after the outstanding pace we showed earlier in the weekend, this was unexpected. It has been a difficult day but we must look forward and fight to have both cars in the points at the next race."

What's Next?
A four-day test at Jerez starts on Tuesday while the next race comes in two week's time, with the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring near Budapest. Stay up to date with all the latest news from, where you will find Jarno Trulli's German Grand Prix debrief on Tuesday. A VNR feature, and accompanying text, looking back on the first half of the 2008 season will be released on Monday 26 July.