Bruno Senna had a frustrating outing in the Punta del Este ePrix with the Brazilian retiring from the race.
Senna qualified ninth and gained a position on the first lap of the race but contact with the wall forced him to pit with a punctured rear tyre, dropping him to the back of the pack when he rejoined the action. He retired from the race with five laps remaining due to brake issues.
“It is disappointing to have to retire from the race,” Senna said. “The car felt good in qualifying and at the start of the race. We recovered well from a difficult morning and if I hadn’t made contact with the wall, I am confident we would have continued to overtake and move forward. Once it was clear we wouldn’t catch the pack, the team decided that we would push for the fastest lap to recover some points but the braking was not right and it was the correct decision to retire the car.”
“I have had a wonderful few days in Punta del Este,” he added. “The South American race fans are some of the most passionate in the world and it has been thrilling to drive this fast, challenging track again. This is motorsport and we expect to have tough days. Now we must learn from the issues we had and continue to refine the car. We know that with a clean weekend, we will be back at the front of the grid.”