Senna spearheads another double points finish for iSport Bruno Senna overcame a fourth-row start to rise to third place during today's GP2 Series feature race at the Hungaroring, Budapest. At one of the tightest tracks on the calendar, where ...
Senna spearheads another double points finish for iSport
Bruno Senna overcame a fourth-row start to rise to third place during today's GP2 Series feature race at the Hungaroring, Budapest. At one of the tightest tracks on the calendar, where overtaking is notoriously difficult, the Brazilian made a fantastic start to gain four places on the opening lap. Progress was mildly less spectacular thereafter, but a fast, consistent drive netted third place, his fifth podium finish of the campaign. He remains second in the championship and has closed to within nine points of series leader Giorgio Pantano.
Team-mate Karun Chandhok was one of those passed by Senna at the start, but the Indian fought back and drove a strong race to finish fourth. He moves up to sixth in the points table and has helped the team consolidate its comfortable lead in the championship for teams.
"I'm pleased with that. I got good traction off the line and was able to pick up the slipstream from at least three cars on the run down to Turn One. I opted for the outside line and swept past Mike Conway, Giorgio Pantano and Karun in one move.
"After that I struggled a little bit on the first set of tyres, but the team called me in at exactly the right time and the car felt much better balanced on the second set. In the second stint I just focused on looking after the car and keeping the tyres in good shape. It was one of those days when I simply had to get as much as I could from the race and I really don't think I could have done any more."
"I got too much wheelspin at the start - the clutch map seemed to have reset itself and I just didn't get away as cleanly as I would have liked. I then found myself boxed on the inside at Turn One, but the important thing was to get through the corner without touching anyone so I didn't take any chances.
"I had a little bit of understeer prior to the tyre stops, but felt I was closing slightly on Bruno, then we fitted fresh rear tyres and the understeer got worse! After the stops I just stroked it home, really. The car was good enough for a top-four finish but I just needed a little bit more if I was to challenge for the podium."