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Bruno Senna believes that his Hungarian GP performance can help persuade the Williams team to retain him for 2013.

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blublz

August 06, 2012 10:51 AM
Last Edited 745 days ago

Williams have a half decent car, a car that has achieved what Lotus have only threatened, yet in the constructors standings they are just ahead of Force India and trail a Sauber team who seem incapable of putting together two consecutivly clean race weekends. Take the result of the Spanish GP out of the eqution and Pastor has been 'very' dissapointing, at least Bruno manages to keep it clean in the races. Williams have the results that the management of the team has earned (occasional flashes from PM, steady performances from Bruno considering he spends ninety minutes less in the car than Maldonado).

Stuart - Unregistered

August 06, 2012 12:09 PM

I disagree.

I think Senna is slow. Maldonado shows raw pace and, usually, a great deal of stupidity. But at least Maldonado can grow up.

Since this one 'half decent' result Senna's been blowing his own trumpet saying his season has turned around and that he's getting somewhere. Let's see how long this lasts.

No point blaming qualifying either...as that's part of the game. It's not like someone else is qualifying for him.

I very much doubt that if he had a none-legend uncle and a different helmet design he'd be in BTCC or similar.

Gaz - Unregistered

August 06, 2012 12:22 PM

If Bruno was alloted all the time in FP1 that he should be, he would be able to set the car up better for qualifying and not be trying to catch up on setup time.

I think Bruno will turn things around for the remainder of the reason and I expect good things at Spa and Monza!

Wade - Unregistered

August 06, 2012 12:40 PM

Bring in Bottas! He seems to be doing a great job as third driver. He's getting equal and sometimes even better times than Bruno in Friday practice. Plus he's a Finn.

In my opinion Bruno's seat for 2013 may not be safe.

Dylan - Unregistered

August 06, 2012 1:26 PM

How is Bruno supposed to perform to the best of his ability when he has to watch on a tv screen FP1?! Williams must say thank you to Bottas for "helping" them so much and send him straight away to GP2 and let Bruno handle FP1. We can't judge Bruno's full potential at the moment because he isn't performing to his best as he is always playing catch-up during the weekends. The points remaining up to the end of the season are too crucial for Williams give the luxury of Bottas achieving his childhood dream of driving an F1 car during a race weekend at least now to the end of the season Williams must stop being dumb and give Bruno FP1. It also means a lot more money these points them what Bottas' family payed for FP1!

jose - Unregistered

August 06, 2012 3:35 PM

This old Dog is willing to wait until the second half is over.
Best of luck Bruno and please keep some distance from the
'Mad Cannon Ball Maldonado', raw speed he has but really Goofy
when pressed, beware!

Badman, Jose

Bobby B - Unregistered

August 06, 2012 5:34 PM

@ Stuart - by "half decent result" I assume you're referring to not only his 7th place finish in Hungary, but also his 6th place finish in Malaysia and the 7th place finish he achieved 7 days later in China?

@ Richard - everyone has had incidents in the free practices, Senna's only real indescretion has been the incident with Kobayashi in Valencia. The incident with Schumacher in Spain was the German's doing. The loss of a front wing in Germany was a knock-on effect of Massa hitting the back of Ricciardo at T1.

Senna has done a far better job than a lot of people are giving him credit for. His only real weakness has been qualifying.

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