Lotus Renault press release
I am very happy to get my name on the points board
Second race, points for you today - you must be happy?
BS: I’m happy to score my first F1 points today, especially as it was only my second race for the team. Although I started 10th, it was not been an easy job to finish ninth. We suffered some bad luck in the first corner; everybody was cutting the chicane which forced me to drive on the outside, and in the process I lost all the places I had fought so hard for in qualifying.
It must be a huge boost for you personally?
BS: It makes me very happy to know that I am able to put myself in the position of scoring points, and also to fight with the guys who have been doing this for a long time.
You couldn’t quite get past Paul Di Resta?
BS: The pace of the car was clear for all to see, but I wish the race was just one lap longer because I may have been able to pass Paul for eighth.
It is 18 years since we last saw the Senna name on the points board…
BS: I am very happy to get my name on the points board. The team chose a great strategy - they did a great job and the tyre was fast enough where I needed it to be, so I am really looking forward to Singapore.