Senna: Hungary is a turning point for Williams
29 July 2012 – Bruno Senna was all smiles after finishing seventh in Budapest, thus marking his sixth top ten finish of 2012 and the third in four races. The Brazilian now sits just five points behind Williams team-mate Pastor Maldonado in the Drivers’ Championship.
“Today was a nice race,” Senna commented. “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.
“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. 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.”
The result also comes as good tonic for Williams, which was just one point ahead of Force India before today’s race. The Grove squad is now seven ahead of their rivals for seventh position in the Constructors’ Championship, with Sauber a further 27 ahead.