Enzo Trulli is embarking on his maiden year in car racing, and he’s progressing rapidly since debuting in single-seaters at the start of 2021.
To warm up for what would turn out to be a campaign in Euroformula, Trulli contested the Formula 4 United Arab Emirates championship in January and February and won his first ever car race. That was followed up by three more wins and the championship title,
He joined Drivex for Euroformula pre-season testing at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, then had his first race in the lightweight, halo-shod Dallara 320 at Algarve International Circuit on the support bill of Formula 1’s Portuguese Grand Prix. F1 is an environment Trulli knew, as his father Jarno raced there from 1997 to 2011 and won the Monaco Grand Prix in 2004.
Trulli Sr spoke of his son’s performances so far during the second Euroformula round at Circuit Paul Ricard, following a run of six straight points finishes that included an overall podium and rookie class win at Algarve.
“We’ve had some trouble during this weekend,” said Trulli Sr on the Sunday at Paul Ricard. “We were looking good at the beginning of the weekend, but then we lost some pace, especially yesterday, we were not looking good. Today was much better [for] our pace, Enzo did a very good job, several overtakes. Still, the other cars are much quicker and Enzo still has to improve, but nevertheless this is a - he is in a learning process and of course we expect all to get him better and better."
After getting out of his car following a fifth place finish in the second Paul Ricard race, Enzo Trulli added his own comments: “This weekend was hard. good qualifying for me, a bit of a mistake but the best [position] I can do. And first race I did too many mistakes and I lost the sixth position that could make me start on pole position [for race two]. The second race for me went really good, but I think Motopark and Van Amersfoort Racing are something more than me, and also in the last round at Portimão and here we had a problem with the brakes but now we fix it so let’s see in the third race how we go. But so far it’s not so far bad, but we can improve a lot.”