Misfortune fails to stifle relentless Senna’s pace
Bruno Senna’s victory prospects were dashed before he’d reached the first corner in Saturday’s third round of the GP2 Series at Istanbul Park, Turkey. Lining up fifth, the Brazilian was delayed at the start when rival Adam Carroll all but ground to a halt in front of him. That triggered the electronic anti-stall system in Senna’s iSport Dallara and he was swamped by rivals before he was able to get up to speed. He then lost his front wing when another car chopped across his bows, prompting an unscheduled pit stop that condemned him to a lonely afternoon. He underlined his pace with a string of fastest laps as the race settled down, but he was eventually forced to settle for 15th, outside the points.
Bruno Senna“There’s not too much to say, really. Adam Carroll struggled to get of the line ahead of me and my anti-stall kicked in almost as soon as my car moved. I dropped the clutch and managed to get going properly – and I really wasn’t too concerned. I knew we had the pace to recover, but then another car – one of the Arden drivers, but I’m not sure which – swept across from the outside and took of my wing. From that moment, any chance of a good result was lost.“After that we showed we had a really good race car and I was pleased with my pace, but there wasn’t much else I could do. It means we face a tough fight tomorrow, starting 15th, but we’ve seen how quick the car is so I’m confident we can still get something from the weekend.”