Bruno Senna had his most impressive F1 race weekend to-date, firstly by outqualifying the Virgin Racing car of Lucas di Grassi, and then impressive holding his own with his compatriot in the Turkish Grand Prix race, only to be forced into retirement with a fuel pressure problem.

Bruno Senna had his best race to-date in Turkey With di Grassi forced to start from the pit lane before overhauling Senna, the nephew of the great Ayrton Senna then overtook his fellow Brazilian in a very neat move around the outside at Turn 12, scene of the infamous collision between leading Red Bull team-mates Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel.

"I had a pretty good race today," Bruno said afterwards. "The start was good and I could win some positions. Also the first laps were quite good. At the end I had a problem with the fuel system and that’s why I had to retire.

"During the race, we were a bit unlucky with traffic as we were ahead of both Virgins. It is sad we had a fuel pressure problem that caused us to end our race prematurely, but we are on top of it and hopefully we can get it sorted.

"I had a fair battle with Lucas di Grassi, as we had a faster car than Virgin, and hopefully we can have another fight for positions soon."

All up, it was a solid performance from the Brazilian, and we’ll remind you again: in a car that has not been updated since the beginning of the season!

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.