to take pole position at Spa
Brazilian collects two-point bonus to close gap in title race
Bruno Senna will start from pole position when the GP2 Series resumes this afternoon at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. After focusing on fine-tuning his car for race conditions during yesterday morning’s free practice session, the Brazilian demonstrated his full potential on a rain-lashed track in the afternoon and set the pace from the start. He was also prudent during the final moments of the session, when several drivers improved their lap times but were subsequently penalised for failing to slow sufficiently when yellow warning flags were being displayed.
Senna thus secured pole – and the two-point bonus that goes with it. He was more than half a second clear of closest rival Alvaro Parente (Super Nova).
“I’m really pleased with my performance today. It was a session in which patience paid off. The track was getting drier throughout the session, despite frequent showers, but it was important not to push so hard that you wrecked your tyres on some of the dry patches that were appearing – consistency was imperative.
“The car was very good and I felt very confident in the rain. I don’t mind if conditions remain that way tomorrow, but equally I know we’ll be competitive in the dry. Really, though, I don’t mind what happens because I absolutely adore this circuit and love racing here whatever the weather.”