with another polished drive
Brazilian secures second place in GP2 Series after remarkable campaign
Bruno Senna ended the 2008 GP2 campaign with another mature drive at Monza, Italy. From fourth on the grid, he maintained a sensible pace during the first few laps - despite a quick spin at one of the chicanes. He was subsequently the innocent victim of somebody else’s accident, however, and dropped down the field as a result. He fought back to finish eighth and secure second place in the final standings of one of the world’s toughest single-seater categories - a remarkable achievement for a driver with only a fraction of his rivals’ experience.
“That was another tough race, just like yesterday, and it had a real end-of-term feel because everybody was driving really aggressively - I guess they wanted to finish the season on a high note. I was hit once or twice early on. My steering wheel was no longer pointing straight after the first impact, and I thought I would have to spend the rest of the race like that, but the second one knocked it back into line. My right hand is a little sore, after I caught it in the steering wheel when I was sent spinning over a kerb, and it was a shame that I didn’t end the year with another points-scoring drive. My target today, though, was to make sure I finished and I’m proud of the work the team and I have done this year. I knew I would be in a position to challenge for the title, despite my relative experience, and I think my results speak for themselves.”