The Secret Life of Jarno Trulli 02 Sep 2010
Hes Italian but hes never driven for Ferrari; hes scored 246.5 points over the course of his 14 year Formula One career; his first - and only - victory came at the 2004 Monaco Grand Prix; he has raised almost 670,000 Euros for Abruzzo since a devastating earthquake hit the region in April 2009; and he owns a vineyard. These are just some of the things you probably do know about Jarno Trulli. Now find out a few you dont, with the help of the latest installment in our Secret Life series
Q: Are you the kind of guy to have a Plan-B?
Jarno Trulli: No, a Plan A guy, definitely.
Q: Who do you most look forward to seeing when you arrive in the paddock on a Thursday?
JT: My bicycle.
Q: Who is your dream date?
JT: My wife!
Q: Which film last made you cry?
JT: Ah so many! I dont like watching romantic movies, I prefer watching action. CSI things like that.
Q: What are you afraid of?
JT: Im a bit afraid of flying because I feel like once they shut the door youre a dead person, and when they open it again youre alive
Q: What was the last book you read?
JT: It was one my wife gave me... quite a while ago.
Q: What is your favourite way to relax?
JT: Doing sport, being with the family and being away from Europe because if Im in Europe people keep calling me, so I like being in Miami.
Q: Have you ever - or would you ever - dye your hair?
JT: No, and I dont plan to.
Q: Name five things that you hate?
JT: Snakes, being late, when things are unjust, screaming and pepper on my food.
Q: Do you have any tattoos or piercings?
Q: What did your teachers say about you in your school reports?
JT: That I was always there, but not for studying!
Q: Who were your childhood heroes?
JT: Niki Lauda.
Q: Do you have any guilty pleasures?
JT: I like gadgets too much.
Q: Do you collect anything?
JT: Im passionate about all sorts of things. Ive got a couple of old jukeboxes for example.
Q: What do you miss most about home when you are on the road?
JT: I dont really miss home as I know Ill be back very soon.
Q: What was your worst buy?
JT: A lot of people think its bad, but I like it - its a Hummer.
Q: How do you take your coffee?
JT: I dont drink coffee.
Q: Your ideal non-race Sunday morning?
JT: Get up early, go out for some training and then go home to watch sports on TV.
Q: What was your first vehicle?
JT: A go-kart.
Q: Whats the most embarrassing mistake youve ever made?
JT: Im not really embarrassed about anything Ive done.
Q: What is the best thing you can cook?
JT: Salt fish - fish cooked in a salt crust.
Q: When was the last time you were really angry?
JT: Saturday in Spa [where Trulli felt he was blocked during qualifying].