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Hockenheimring: iSport qualifying report

Senna and Chandhok look to step up a gear at Hockenheim Bruno Senna and iSport team-mate Karun Chandhok were partially frustrated, partially encouraged after the opening day of the latest GP2 Series meeting at Hockenheim. The Brazilian will line...

Senna and Chandhok look to step up a gear at Hockenheim

Bruno Senna and iSport team-mate Karun Chandhok were partially frustrated, partially encouraged after the opening day of the latest GP2 Series meeting at Hockenheim. The Brazilian will line up sixth in a particularly competitive field - the top 10 cars were covered by less than a second - while Chandhok starts 11th. Neither driver has raced a single-seater at this circuit before, although Senna learned the track two years ago when he made a guest appearance in the Porsche Carrera Cup.

Bruno Senna
"There are a couple of balance issues to sort out before the race, but you can't complain if you qualify sixth when the car's handling isn't quite right. There was no big problem, really, but some little details need to be addressed. In a way it's good to be as close as I am to the guys at the front, because they have all raced here many times in single-seaters and there are one or two parts of the circuit I'm still working out. I have time to pore over the data tonight, though, and I think I should be in good shape for the race."

Karun Chandhok
"It was slightly odd, because I was quick in the first sector but struggled to get the car balanced in the other two. I just didn't feel I had enough grip - and if you aren't completely comfortable it's hard to attack the corners properly. It looks like I need to conjure another performance like Silverstone, where I climbed from 10th to third. There are some good passing opportunities here, which helps, and I have a good team around me so I'm sure the car will be sorted by tomorrow."

-credit: isport

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Series GP2
Drivers Karun Chandhok , Bruno Senna