• Hungarian Grand Prix

Senna extracts potential from compromised setup

ESPN Staff
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Bruno Senna's car was set up for cooler conditions © Sutton Images

Bruno Senna is confident he got the best from his Williams after finishing the race seventh.

Senna had one of his better weekends of the season with strong performances throughout practice, qualifying and the race. He made a good start from ninth on the grid and then manages to gain two places over the course of the race despite having a slightly compromised setup.

"I think it was good," he said. "I don't think we had much more in the car and we set it up for cooler track temperatures. At a certain point the clouds came over and the car picked up a lot of speed but when the sun came back out we were sliding around again.

"We were a bit on the limit with our car setup, but it worked out fine for me. I can't complain about gaining two positions at the Hungaroring, it's a difficult track to overtake at and I kept my nose clean in the first lap and scored the points."

Senna's six points on Sunday mean he is now just five shy of team-mate Pastor Maldonado in the drivers' standings heading into the summer break.

"The break will be welcome and we all need to have some rest for our minds," he added. "But I go into the break with a nice clear mind and the team is happy so we keep on pushing."