Bruno Senna happy with seventh place in Hungary
By Berthold Bouman
Bruno Senna was satisfied with his seventh place in Hungary, equalling his seventh place during the Chinese Grand Prix earlier this season. The Brazilian had a problem-free race on the Hungaroring after he had qualified in ninth spot on Saturday.
He didn’t lose any places at the start and even gained one position on the first lap by passing his team colleague Pastor Maldonado, and later his pit stop strategy helped him to keep his seventh place he gained later in the race.
“Today was a nice race. We pushed very hard on the strategy to make it work especially as the track conditions and the weather were very different from what we were expecting, so I’m happy with the team and I hope we can carry this momentum on,” said the nephew of the famous Ayrton Senna.
During the race he was a bit worried about his tyres, “There were a lot of battles for me and it was hard it keep the tyres alive because the temperatures were so high, but it’s good to start in ninth place and finish in seventh.”
A very satisfying result ahead of the summer break and Senna commented, “I think this is a turning point for us. The race was good, it was a fun weekend, the team are happy and the break is now welcome as it will be a chance to rest before we continue to push in the second part of the season.”
Mark Gillan, Williams’ Chief Operations Engineer agreed with Senna, “I am pleased for Bruno who had an excellent race and the six points are a very welcome boost for the whole team going into the August break.”
Maldonado was once again involved in a racing incident, as he collided with Paul di Resta in the Force India, and got a drive-through penalty from the FIA Stewards. “I was on the limit racing di Resta when I locked the brakes and lost some grip, but I was on the inside of the corner and so there was some light contact, “ said the Venezuelan driver, who ultimately finished 13th.