Chandhok makes the most of situation

Karun Chandhok was satisfied with his race performance – after experiencing a lack of running in the days prior to the event.

The Indian driver managed to finish eighteenth and was able to battle with the Virgin cars for most of the proceedings.

Bruno Senna could not follow his team-mate’s lead and was forced to retire from the race after experiencing a gearbox failure.

Karun Chandhok – 18th:“Obviously I didn’t drive at all yesterday and it was a good race under these circumstances. We were racing both Virgins and I was eight seconds ahead of Timo Glock even before he stopped in the end. I am quite pleased, at the end realistically we were only racing those three cars and we were ahead of them. It was a tough race with the traffic and everybody was struggling with the tyres. The team did a great job today and the guys did good pit stops under pressure today. The car was reliable, which is what we were struggling with this weekend.”

Bruno Senna – DNF: “We had a gearbox failure apparently. The second gear was lost and there was no way to finish the race without it on this track. So, we decided to retire which is really disappointing as it could have been a good race for us. Now, we have to make the best of this weekend and focus on the next race in Valencia.”

Colin Kolles, Team Principal:“Today, we really could race with other teams and were fighting hard for good positions with the other teams. We were on a two-stopp-strategy like the top six drivers. On one side it was a good race because we could beat Virgin on track. But on the other hand I think that we could have had a better result. Bruno unfortunately had a gear box problem and this is why he had to stop the race.”