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Senna on a learning curve in 2011

ESPNF1 Staff
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Bruno Senna has scored two points in his seven races in an uncompetitive Renault © Sutton Images

Bruno Senna said that he has been on a learning curve and improving throughout his time with Renault in 2011.

Senna made his Formula One debut with HRT in 2010, moving to Renault as third driver at the start of this season. Having replaced Nick Heidfeld at the Belgian Grand Prix, the race in Brazil will be Senna's eighth with the team and last of his current deal. Looking back at his time in a race seat he says he has been learning all the time, and that the experiences will benefit the team in the future.

"I've been learning," Senna said. "I've been improving and working with the engineers to get the most out of the car. We have been working on some different strategies, and some haven't paid off. Other teams have taken strides forward that we have not, and we have paid for that in terms of results. This is all part of the learning curve I've been on, and I'm sure we can use what we have learnt to take ourselves forward."

Senna also said that despite it being his home grand prix, he was fully focussed on securing a strong result in order to leave a good impression on the team over the winter.

"I am very excited about racing in my homeland. I did, in fact, travel straight to Brazil from Abu Dhabi to prepare for everything. It's going to be another difficult race because of the type of circuit we are facing. It's a classic track, and it's my home race which will make it extra special but there are also some long, slow corners in the mid-section of the track.

"We will have to prepare fully to give ourselves the best chance of success there. One thing is for sure - people will remember the last race of the season and how we perform in that. That will be the lingering thought for many as we enter 2012, so we want to end the season on a positive note."