GP2 Senna feels the pain

Brazilian delivers second strong drive in as many days, but fate intervenes again

Bruno Senna put in another powerful performance during the second of this weekend’s GP2 Series through the streets of Valencia. From ninth on the grid, he made a tremendous start to gain three places on the opening lap – and soon moved up to fifth when Pastor Maldonado (Piquet Sports) crashed at Turn Two. He then pursued Andy Soucek (Super Nova) with tremendous vigour – and took fourth place when the Spaniard slowed suddenly at Turn 10. A couple of corners later, however, Senna’s measured performance ended when he spun and clipped the wall, forcing his retirement.

Bruno Senna

“I made a good start and the car was running really well. It isn’t easy to pass here and you have to be patient – a tactic that seemed to be paying off. When Andy slowed suddenly I had to slide over the outside kerb to miss him. I rejoined the track cleanly, though, and didn’t do any damage. It’s possible that I got some dirt on my tyres, however, because three corners later the car simply got away from me. I had been sliding through that part of the circuit every lap, but this time it simply went too far. It was just one of those things.

“This weekend has left us with a lot of work to do, but I know we’ll be competitive at Spa and Monza. There are four races still to go and this championship is definitely still winnable.”