Mature Senna closes gap in title race - unlucky Chandhok fails to start Bruno Senna secured another podium finish in this morning's GP2 Series sprint at the Hunaroring - and proved he had a mature head on his relatively inexperienced shoulders.
Mature Senna closes gap in title race - unlucky Chandhok fails to start
Bruno Senna secured another podium finish in this morning's GP2 Series sprint at the Hunaroring - and proved he had a mature head on his relatively inexperienced shoulders. While rivals committed a series of errors, he quietly picked his way through the field to rise from seventh - the result of an indifferent getaway - to third. There was no such luck for team-mate Karun Chandhok, who failed to start after being unable to select any gears.
Senna remains second in the championship but has reduced leader Giorgio Pantano's advantage to seven points. iSport has increased its lead to 16 points in the championship for teams.
"I passed Sakon Yamamoto on the opening lap and gained a couple more places because of various incidents. Overtaking on the road is never easy here - and actually staying on the road was quite difficult because Pastor Maldonado's car was spilling oil all over the place. After his engine finally blew, it took me a few laps to trust my car properly. It was handling very well, but I had become so used to driving on his oil that I wasn't quite sure where the limits were. With a bit more time I might have had the opportunity to challenge for second, but the main thing was to score a strong points finish for the sake of the championship."
"I've no idea what happened. The car felt fine when I left the pits, but I couldn't select first at the start of the final formation lap. It's some kind of electronic problem - very frustrating, but that's life."