Bruno Senna believes his team have reached a turning point in their season after securing seventh place at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

The Williams driver beat the likes of Mark Webber and Felipe Massa to score his score his sixth points finish of the season, a result he felt was deserved.

"Today was a nice race," Senna said. "We pushed very hard on the strategy to make it work especially as the track conditions and the weather were very different from what we were expecting, so I'm happy with the team and I hope we can carry this momentum on."

The Brazilian impressed in qualifying on Saturday afternoon when he was ninth fastest and managed to move forward from his grid position during the race to gain momentum he hopes continues after the summer break.

"There were a lot of battles for me and it was hard it keep the tyres alive because the temperatures were so high, but it's good to start in ninth place and finish in seventh," he said. "I think this is a turning point for us.

"The race was good, it was a fun weekend, the team are happy and the break is now welcome as it will be a chance to rest before we continue to push in the second part of the season."

by Dan Connor