Jarno Trulli has rejected the latest retirement rumours

Jarno Trulli has rejected suggestions that this year will be his last in Formula 1.

An interview published in La Gazzetta dello Sport suggested that the Italian was unhappy with how his second season with Team Lotus was panning out, where he was also quoted that he “could have a look around” at other options outside Formula 1.

Some journalists have suggested that the 36-year-old – a veteran of almost 250 Grands Prix with just one victory – could look to switch to IndyCars or Le Mans racing.

Speaking with the press after being out-qualified yet again by team-mate Heikki Kovalainen – a repeated issue that Trulli has blamed on the Lotus’ troublesome power steering – he rejected claims that he would quit the sport at the end of the year.

“Someone just came up with that opinion,” he told the BBC. “(It’s just) speculation.”

Speaking about the handling of his T128 chassis, he added: “I’m not really driving at the moment. I can’t drive this car because I don’t have feedback from the power steering, so I’m far off from being able to push myself.”

[Image via GP Update]

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