Bruno Senna has called on Renault to put in a 'massive effort' to secure the best result possible this weekend in Abu Dhabi in what will be the penultimate race of the 2011 F1 season.
With the team keen to try and secure fifth in the championship standings, a strong result in the Yas Marina race would go some way towards wrapping up the position and Senna admitted that the close nature of the fight within the midfield left no room for errors if the Enstone-based team is to secure a strong result this weekend.
“We need to be realistic but also put in a massive effort to extract the maximum possible from the weekend,” he said. “In terms of managing our expectations, fortunately we always wait until Friday to know what to expect in terms of results, and we believe that we can do a good job again in Abu Dhabi.
“t is a very tight group; we need to get everything 100 per cent right to be in front of them. We are at the business end of the season now and, make no mistake, we will be putting in every ounce of effort to secure some pride for the team.”
Senna added that he felt confident going to an event that he felt was one of his best during the 2010 season.
“Abu Dhabi and Brazil were probably my best two races last season, where I didn't experience any problems,” he said. “I know the Yas Marina Circuit well; the track clicked with me. I really took to driving there and I think it suited me well. I really do feel we could have a strong race weekend if we put everything together, despite the fact that our car does not seem to like slow corners that much.
“It is going to be a long race and I think some of the other teams have a little bit of an advantage, but we are going to be pushing and will do our utmost to stay ahead of our rivals.”