Senna: A good result takes some weight off your shoulders

Bruno Senna (BRA) Williams on the Williams pit wall gantry. Formula One World Championship, Rd2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Practice, Sepang, Malaysia, Friday 23 March 2012.

Bruno Senna on the pit gantry

Mar.28 (GMM) Bruno Senna has said that he feels a release of pressure following a strong showing at theĀ  Malaysian Grand Prix, where his sixth place earned the Williams team more points on the wet afternoon at Sepang than the team scored the whole of last season, and is their best result since 2010.

Formula One World Championship, Rd 2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Race, Sepang, Malaysia, Sunday 25  March 2012. Race

Bruno senna during the Malaysian GP

The Brazilian, whose uncle was the great triple world champion Ayrton Senna, has had a tough time establishing his credentials to date with part-time seats at the HRT and Renault / Lotus) teams.

Although out-qualified for the second consecutive grand prix by his Williams teammate Pastor Maldonado in Malaysia, Senna went on to score 8 points in the race — more than the famous British team’s entire tally of last year.

“Having a good result takes some of the weight off your shoulders,” he admitted, according to the Sun newspaper.

“There will always be critics and you are never going to please everybody. But for sure, having a strong result will take some wind out of the critics’ sails.

“Hopefully I can make sure I keep having strong results to show I deserve my place here,” the 28-year-old added.

Martin Brundle, the former grand prix veteran who is now a highly respected British commentator and analyst, has revealed he is one such sceptic who has been won over.

“For the first time, I believe Bruno Senna can cut it in formula one,” he said.

“I hadn’t seen anything before that convinced me in the same way this (result in Malaysia) did.”

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  • Warren

    Wish Bruno more luck.

  • Twiinz

    Bruno is more than worthy of his ride. He will continue to help Williams climb back up the order. He is a solid racer and an overall nice guy. Best of luck to him and Williams.

  • assad

    wish bruno the best of luck, since entering f1 he has not been given great support, here is wishing him and williams a fruitful and long relationship

  • Nemo

    Its great to see Williams climbing back up towards the top. they have a long way to go, but Senna & Maldonado seem to be pushing each other, which is great. Really loving the season so far

  • Tamburello_1994

    Obviously I’m rooting for the guy.