Jarno Trulli posted a total of 35 fewer laps than his Lotus team-mate Heikki Kovalainen Jarno Trulli FP2 in Thursday’s second practice session of the Monaco Grand Prix after an engine problem was identified in the Italian’s car.

The duo finished 19th and 21st on the timesheets – pleasingly, much closer to the pace of the front runners, due to less aero-dependent nature of the circuit.

"Jarno’s programme this afternoon was cut short with an engine problem, although the engine in question was a high-mileage unit that reached the end of the line today,” the team’s Technical Director, Mike Gascoyne, said.

"Heikki had no problems completing the planned programme, with a good long run at the end, so overall the team had a good day. The cars are in good shape and we’re pretty confident there’s more to come for Saturday."

[Original image via GP Update]

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