Bruno Senna

  • Nationality BRA
  • Standing -
  • Points -

Season info

Last race

RET

  • Brazil 25/11/2012
  • Brazil

Best finish

6th

Bruno Senna Links

Senna expects tough race

Williams driver thinks heat will affect cars and tyres

By William Esler.   Last Updated: 21/06/12 3:38pm

  • Share:
Bruno Senna: Expecting heat to be a factor in Valencia

Bruno Senna: Expecting heat to be a factor in Valencia

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Bruno Senna is expecting a tough race in Valencia as the cars and tyres struggle with the high temperatures in the Spanish city.

Senna had a disappointing Canadian Grand Prix, qualifying in a lowly 16th place and finishing the race in 17th, whilst his team-mate, Pastor Maldonado, stormed from the back of the grid to finish in 13th, once again outperforming the Brazilian.

The 28-year-old is hoping consistent weather conditions throughout the weekend will help him get a better balance in the car and deliver a stronger result.

THE ONLY PLACE TO BE

Sky Sports F1 HD is THE only place to watch the 2012 Formula 1 season in full live. Our extensive coverage continues with the European Grand Prix on 22 -24th June.
FRIDAY 22nd - P1 from 8.45am. P2 from 12.45pm
SATURDAY 23rd - P3 from 9.45am. Q from 12pm
SUNDAY 24th - Race from 11.30am
To find out all the different ways to watch the action, click here

"I like the sun and I really like the heat, but I don't think the cars like it too much," he told Sky Sports News.

"It will be a tough race. I think the tyres like the heat even less than the cars but it is the same for everyone. I am looking forward to the first weekend of consistent weather so we can focus fully on getting the car right for the race.

"The first thing we have to do is forget about Canada. We are aiming to be back in the points, be stronger than we were in Canada and maybe as strong as we were in Monaco. We defiantly want to be back in the points and anything after that is a bonus."

Whilst technically classified as a street circuit, Senna feels that the challenge presented by the Valencia circuit has more in common with Bahrain than Monaco.

"I think the track is similar to Bahrain as it is hot and there are quite a few slow corners followed by long straights, so it is tough on the rear tyres," he added.

"I definitely don't think we will see many people try to one stop in this place.

"This is one of the hardest places to overtake, not quite as bad as Monaco but pretty bad so qualifying is going to be very important.

"The tyres are going to suffer here. It is to be really hot on Sunday, and the hotter it is the harder it is to one stop."

  • Share:

Related

Most Popular

Features

Bottas's big break

Bottas's big break

Bruno Senna loses out as Williams announce they will pair Bottas and Maldonado in their 2013 line-up.

Video: Williams' 2012

Video: Williams' 2012

Pastor Maldonado and Bruno Senna reflect on the highs and lows of a dramatic year for Williams.

The F1 class of 2012

The F1 class of 2012

From Sebastian Vettel to Charles Pic, we review how all 24 drivers fared in the unpredictable 2012 season.