Crashed Senna: We have to push very hard now
22 September 2012 – Bruno Senna was an early casualty from qualifying in Singapore, cementing only the 17th grid spot while team-mate Pastor Maldonado earned a place on the front row. The Brazilian’s downfall was Turn 21, where he destroyed his right-rear suspension up against the wall.
Williams’ qualifying result was similar to Barcelona, with Maldonado cementing second on the timesheets while Senna retired early because of a driver error.
“Not bad, not much damage but enough to stop me from running and put me in a bad position for the race tomorrow,” Senna admitted in the FIA media pen. “It’s not easy to overtake and we’re going to have to push very hard tomorrow to get points.”
The incident in the final sector of the five-kilometre lap was Senna’s second of the weekend, as the Paulista had also touched the wall in Friday’s second practice session.