Sweet spot proves elusive ..

but Senna still lines up sixth

Bruno anticipates a strong opening race at Hockenheim

Bruno Senna will start an encouraging sixth for the first of this weekend’s two GP2 Series races at Hockenheim, Germany. He couldn’t quite get his iSport Dallara handling to his liking, but he still performed strongly in an ultra-competitive qualifying session – the fastest 10 drivers were covered by less than one second. Senna has never previously raced a single-seater at the 4.574-kilometre track, although in 2006 he made a guest appearance here in the Porsche Carrera Cup. In tomorrow’s 40-lap race he’ll be trying to close the gap to series leader Giorgio Pantano: Senna is second in the standings, 11 points adrift.

Bruno Senna

“There are one or two balance issues to sort out before the race – assuming it stays dry, which it might not – but you can’t complain if you qualify sixth when the car’s handling isn’t quite right. There was no big problem, really, but some little details need to be addressed. In a way it’s good to be as close as I am to the guys at the front, because they have all raced here many times in single-seaters and there are one or two parts of the circuit I’m still working out. At least I knew which way the corners went when I got here, but that was about it. I have time to pore over the data tonight and I think I should be in good shape for the race.”