with another GP2 pole
Brazilian keeps up the pressure as title fight intensifies
Two weeks ago at Magny-Cours, Bruno Senna qualified on pole position for the opening GP2 Series race… but crashed as he crossed the finishing line.
At Silverstone yesterday he annexed another pole – the second of his GP2 career – but this time without the theatrics. A searing 1m 26.912s lap put the iSport driver 0.122s clear of closest rival Romain Grosjean. In tomorrow afternoon’s 36-lap race, the Brazilian – who lies second in the championship standings – will be trying to reduce Giorgio Pantano’s seven-point series lead. The Italian will line up fifth.
“What can I say? After France I promised that I’d take pole position at Silverstone without knocking any wheels off the car and I’ve kept my word! The car wasn’t handling ideally during this morning’s free practice session, but iSport is absolutely fantastic in situations like that. The guys knew exactly what to do, implemented lots of small changes and every one of them made a positive difference – the balance felt absolutely perfect in qualifying, I adore driving at this track and I managed to put a really good lap together. It was a fantastic team effort.”