Jarno Trulli is hopeful Toyota can return to challenging for a podium finish at this weekend's German Grand Prix – a decade on from his first top-three spot.
The Italian finished second for Prost in the chaotic 1999 European Grand Prix and, with Toyota having enjoyed an upswing in performance in the last two races, he is eyeing a repeat result this time out.
"The Nurburgring is a track I know really well and I have had some good days there, particularly in 1999 when I finished on the podium for the first time in Formula 1," explained Trulli. "I am always optimistic and it would be great to fight for another podium 10 years on from that. We showed in qualifying at Silverstone that we are competitive, even though the race was frustrating as a result of the start, so I am hopeful for this weekend.
"It is an important race for the team with the factory only an hour away so that gives me even more motivation to succeed this weekend. I know we will have a lot of support so I hope I can give them the result we all want."
Toyota is bringing a series of updates to its car for the German GP, which marks the halfway point of the season.