Senna ruing missed qualifying opportunity
18 November 2012 – Bruno Senna was left to lament what might have been in Texas on Saturday, having narrowly missed out on a chance to enter the top ten shootout for only the second time this year. The Brazilian starts this afternoon’s US Grand Prix from 11th on the grid.
“Unfortunately I made a small mistake on my best lap in Q2, running a bit wide at Turn 19 and then having dirty tyres which cost me about half a second and a place in Q3, for sure,” admitted the nephew of late triple World Champion Ayrton Senna, whose previous Q3 appearance had allowed him to qualifying ninth in Hungary.
“It’s frustrating, but we are able to score good points from where we are. We have a good car and we looked competitive in our race simulation in practice yesterday, so I’m really looking forward to the race. It’s a track we are all attacking and it’s important to keep pushing.”
Williams team-mate Pastor Maldonado will be setting off from tenth place.