Jarno Trulli denied criticising Pirelli in a column for Italian newspaper La Repubblica two weeks ago.
Speaking in today’s FIA press conference the Lotus driver blamed a “completely wrong translation” for stories claiming he complained about the change in tyre characteristics between the final test and first race of 2011.
Trulli said: “I actually said that Pirelli did a very good job for Australia.
“We didn’t expect to have problem with the tyre warming up, but actually we didn’t have degradation. I think one driver did a one-stop strategy, which, during the winter testing, was completely out of mind.
“For the Australian Grand Prix the tyres behaved completely different and extremely well for the experience we had during the winter testing.
“The only thing that I pointed out is that some people struggled for tyre warm-up, which was the case for several drivers. This showed that we still have a lot to learn, from a drivers and teams point of view, of the Pirelli tyres but as well Pirelli is trying to adjust themselves and trying to give us the best possible option.”
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