Oct.18 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Jarno Trulli turned down an offer to return to formula one in 2013 — in the commentary box.
That is the claim of the German-language Speed Week, reporting that the veteran of 256 grands prix, who lost his Caterham seat ahead of this season, was sounded out by new Italian broadcaster Sky to travel to next year’s 20 races as a television pundit.
But the report said Trulli, 38, turned down the punditry offer because he wants to return to competitive action in 2013.
Another option for Sky was 1997 world champion and French-Canadian Jacques Villeneuve, but the former Williams and Sauber driver said no because he reportedly “doesn’t want to travel that much”.
Italian Vitantonio Liuzzi, the former Red Bull, Force India and HRT driver, is the latest candidate, Speed Week added.