It would seem that Bruno Senna’s concerns coming out of the Spanish Grand Prix might have some merit…
Some first-lap overdriving saw the Brazilian slide into the kitty litter on the opening lap of the race, and confirmed in Monaco that the team had still been unable to identify the handling issue at the rear of his car in the lead-up to this weekend’s race.
Senna posted a total of 38 laps across both sessions – in contrast to some driver who managed a full race distance – and lapped some two seconds slower than his team-mate Karun Chandhok in the second session, over 7 seconds off the leading pace.
Speaking with France’s Auto Hebdo, the 2008 winner of the GP2 support race in the Principality said: "There is something wrong at the back and we still have not found what it is.
"It’s not easy, to be honest; the areas of car development needed on the ‘normal’ circuits we have raced on so far are magnified here in Monaco and the team has to work harder than ever to make the best of what we’ve got – I plan to get back on target on Saturday."
This doesn’t bode well for the rest of the weekend!
[Original image via GP Update]