Bruno Senna scored his second victory from three races in this afternoon's third Dodo F3
race at the 2006 Formula One
Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
After scoring his historic first ever race victory yesterday, Senna lead from pole position in today's dramatic six lap encounter and was able to avoid the event's first lap carnage that saw three of the main contenders sent to the back of the field.
In bitingly cold conditions, the Brazilian driver held off a concerted challenge from James Winslow today to score another wildly popular victory on the streets of Albert Park.
"Today went as planned, I had to push had at the start to make the advantage," he said in between signing autographs for a new legion of dedicated fans.
"I could go a bit faster on the cold Tyres because I am so used to it after driving in Britain for last year. I had to push very hard at the end to keep the lead but I was calm and not too worried. I knew the car behind was faster because he had new Tyres so I pushed hard and was able to win. I came here with no wins and now I have two. I am going to leave Australia with some very good memories."
Behind Senna, James Winslow posted his best drive of the weekend to finish second – just over a second behind the winner.
Driving for Sydney's Piccola Scuderia Corse, Winslow has continued to improve throughout the weekend – building on the momentum gained from his shock race one win. The British driver has impressed this weekend and is getting closer to his target of matching the leading cars on pace by tomorrow's fourth and final race.
“We were obviously a lot closer then," enthused Winslow. "I really want to win a race without having the other contenders fall out this weekend so that will be the aim tomorrow.
"I'm going to sit down tonight with my engineers and I know that we can find the time we need to win. I hadn't driven a car for five months heading into the weekend so I was a bit rusty, but it's all coming together now," he said.
Third, again, was Tim Macrow, who took his Vicbet.com Dallara to a storming podium result after a turn one collision between the Melbournian, Michael Trimble and Leanne Tander sent all three to the back of the field just moments after the start of the race.