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Senna lauds 'turning point'

Bruno Senna enjoys another points finish for Williams in Hungary
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



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Dylan - Unregistered

July 30, 2012 10:02 AM

I feel for Bruno! The guy has to seat out of FP1 every race while watching on tv his competitors setup their cars for Sunday while Williams please the wishes of one family who has bought FP1 with a driver who hasn't even raced in GP2 and has less than average resume i.e. Mr Bottas. And then comes race day and people connected to Bottas spread to the media if Bruno doesn't perform he will be sacked. Bruno deserves more credit than what Williams is giving him while they should give him all FP1 to the end of the season so he can give the team points worth much more money than what Bottas is paying them!

blublz

July 30, 2012 10:19 AM

Gotta take my hat off to Bruno, with Pastor having failed to score a single point since the Spanish GP, Williams have Bruno to thank for the team remaining ahead of Force India in the standings



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