Renault team-mates Fernando Alonso and Jarno Trulli had two very different races at Imola on Sunday with Alonso finishing in the points and Trulli blaming the new rules for a frustrating day.

Renault team-mates Fernando Alonso and Jarno Trulli had two very different races at Imola on Sunday with Alonso finishing in the points and Trulli blaming the new rules for a frustrating day.

Alonso finished in sixth place, after starting in eighth spot, and has high hopes for his home race in Spain next month.

“A perfect finish to a good weekend for me. Today I couldn't hope for a better result,” he said. “The car felt very good, I was competitive from the start and it was great to be able to race and fight with the top teams. I am very happy and optimistic for my home race in Spain, in two weeks.”

Renault managing director Flavio Briatore was also happy with Alonso’s performance. “A rather positive weekend for the team. It's very encouraging to have confirmed the reliability of our engines and to have scored three more points on this very difficult circuit. We are very satisfied,” he said.

Trulli finished in 13th place. He was forced to make a late switch to the spare car just before qualifying, but that was set-up for team-mate Alonso. "I am obviously frustrated," said Trulli.

"Although I didn't encounter any particular problem, to race in the T-car, which wasn't set up for me, but it made it impossible to make any progress during the race. It's a consequence of the new rules, and I must accept them. I will have to put this behind me."

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