Bruno Senna is excited about his prospects for qualifying tomorrow after going third fastest in Friday Practice ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix. The Brazilian driver only had Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen ahead of him and hopes to show the potential of the Williams FW34 when it matters.
“It was a good afternoon getting a feel for the track conditions and how the tyres were performing. The car was behaving well but we need to keep working. There is good potential in the car though which makes me happy ahead of qualifying tomorrow.”
Teammate Pastor Maldonado was twelfth fastest but isn't totally satisfied with his car in qualifying trim and is planning to put that right in final practice tomorrow morning.
“It was a busy day for us trying a few different things to help us decide which direction to go regarding set-up for the weekend. We didn't complete all our planned long runs because of the rain this afternoon so it's difficult to say where we are. I'm still feeling confident for the weekend but we have some work to do in practice tomorrow morning to make sure we can improve before qualifying.”
Valtteri Bottas shone in place of Senna in FP1 this morning, going ninth fastest, and the Finn was much happier with his performance than a week ago in Germany when he came unstuck.
“It was a good first practice for us. It was dry so we completed our programme without any problems. The car felt good but we were also able to make some improvements during the session. There are still some things to fine tune but overall it was a really good morning.”