Former F1 driver Jarno Trulli has revealed that he has begun legal action against his former boss, Tony Fernandes, over unpaid paychecks from his time with Caterham F1 Team.
Trulli made his Formula One debut in 1997 for Minardi, and he attained some success during his career, claiming one win at the 2004 Monaco Grand Prix for Renault. However, following Toyota’s withdrawal from the sport in 2009, he joined newcomers Caterham for the 2010 season. In two years with the team, he failed to score any points, and he eventually left in 2012 to make way for Vitaly Petrov. This new revelation suggests that there may be more to his departure, and Trulli made no secret of his distaste.
Speaking to Autospirit, Trulli said: “I’m going to sue Fernandes, because he owes me a lot of money.
“My career in Formula One ended because I agreed to give up my place, because I was assured that the team would fulfill its contractual obligations. To date, this has not occurred.”
Tony Fernandes recently rejected any rumors suggesting he may be set to walk away from F1, although he did admit that Caterham had failed to meet his expectations. In recent weeks though, the team has seen an upturn in fortunes, with Giedo van der Garde (pictured) impressing many at last weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix.