Mahindra Racing’s Bruno Senna once again showed his adeptness at recovering from qualifying setbacks, with the Brazilian’s latest charge up the order seeing him take fifth at the Buenos Aires ePrix after starting in nineteenth.
However, once again Karun Chandhok was denied the opportunity to compete with his team-mate. Having set encouraging times in the sessions prior, his race pace also proved strong until a suspension issue on the fearsome final chicane ended his race less than 20 laps in. ‘
“I was right up there in the first half of the race and looking good for a very strong result however the right rear suspension failed on my car which ruined the race,” he said. I had taken that corner in the same way all day so it’s a little hard to understand and while it’s great to see Bruno making the most of the pace it’s a shame because we could have been up there with him.”
Senna avoided a repeat of Punta del Este, where his recovery drive ended with a collision with the wall, as he made a clean getaway at the start in Argentina and made up two places in the first lap.
While his driving certainly helped, the Brazilian was soon to be helped by the safety car caused by his team-mate, as plenty dove into the pits before the safety car.