Jarno Trulli

Team: Toyota
Age: 34
Debut: Australia '97
Starts: 215
Wins: 1
Poles: 3
Fastest laps: 1
'08 position: 9th

Jarno had to rebuild his F1 career all over again, joining an inexperienced team after falling out with Flavio Briatore just as he had made the breakthrough to grand prix winner at Renault. He's been patient and kept his motivation but those development years have cost time he couldn't really afford.

Now though he has a great opportunity to see his efforts with Toyota rewarded. The TF109 looks quick and should be capable of delivering the kind of results Trulli showed at the start of 2005 - when he was briefly Fernando Alonso's main rival for the world championship.