Bruno Senna has called for stronger punishments for drivers who display bad on-track manners when competing for track position.
The Brazilian rookie was left fuming after a collision with Virgin’s Timo Glock during the European Grand Prix, where the German clumsily cut across the HRT driver after passing him around the outside under braking for Turn 17, only to succeed in swiping off Senna’s front wing (pictured).
Speaking with Reuters, Senna said: “"It is happening a lot this year where drivers who are overtaking other drivers are just chopping in front too many times.
“The amount of front wings that are being damaged or lost, and punctures on the rear tyres, is ridiculous. Even if you are not competing for position, sometimes they just chop in front of you.
“I think it’s a good idea [to raise this with the Stewards]. We need to see what can be done.”
Glock’s track manners at Valencia left little to be desired during the race, and he was unsurprisingly hit with a time penalty after the race for his blatant disregard for the waved blue flags, but not for his part in the clumsy collision with Senna – a fact not lost on the Brazilian.
“[Glock] caused a problem for the faster cars because he didn’t let them pass early enough,” Senna added. “That’s what they were looking at in terms of penalising, not at the incident itself when he chopped my front wing. I think we need to look at it more seriously.”
And we certainly won’t disagree with you on that one, Bruno!
[Original image via Formula1.com]