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Hungary 'a turning point' for Senna

ESPN Staff
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Bruno Senna was consistently quicker than his team-mate Pastor Maldonado throughout the weekend © Press Association

Bruno Senna thinks that the Hungarian Grand Prix "is a turning point" for him following an inconsistent first half of the season.

Having finished in seventh place at the Hungaroring, Senna is now just five points behind his team-mate Pastor Maldonado who won the Spanish Grand Prix. While Senna has picked up points more consistently, this weekend was the first time that he had managed to qualify in the top ten for Williams and he said that he felt like he'd discovered a new approach that would help him after the summer break.

"I think this is a turning point for us," Senna said. "The race was good, it was a fun weekend, the team are happy and the break is now welcome as it will be a chance to rest before we continue to push in the second part of the season."

Chief operations engineer Mark Gillan praised Senna's performance and agreed that he expected to see similar competitiveness throughout the rest of the season.

"Obviously the tyres are very sensitive," Gillan said. "The track temperature was very high, but all the way through the weekend, right through getting in the car he's been on the pace. As a team our understanding has moved on this weekend as well, so there should be no reason why it can't transfer ... we're pretty confident that what he found this weekend will transfer to other circuits."