‘I was trying to push hard’ – Senna on crash
21 September 2012 – Bruno Senna lost an hour of running time as he crashed out of Singapore’s second practice session on Friday night. Upon exiting Turn 19, the Brazilian shaved the outside wall and broke his left-rear suspension. This resulted in a spin and brief red flag period.
“It wasn’t an ideal day but I was still able to learn a lot about the car and we have a good idea on the direction we will take tomorrow,” the Brazilian began.
“I made a mistake in FP2 and touched the wall, which damaged the car. I was trying to push hard and on a track like this unfortunately that means you can end up in the wall. There isn’t too much damage, so we need to work hard to be 100 percent ready for tomorrow.
“We are aiming for the top ten but the grid is looking very tight, so we are going to have to push very hard. It’s going to be important to qualifying as far forward as possible at this circuit, but the competition is strong.”
The incident came on what had been a rare full Friday of running for Senna. On this occasion, as the street circuit is so specific, Williams had decided not to run reserve driver Valtteri Bottas in order to give their race line-up as much track time as possible.