LONDON – Bruno Senna was delighted to score his best result of the inaugural FIA Formula E season at the final race in London on Sunday, finishing fourth after a tough battle with title challenger Sebastien Buemi.
A wet qualifying session allowed Senna to start the race from fifth place on the grid, and he managed to keep running inside the top six for much of the race.
Senna moved up into P5 following his pit stop when Buemi spun off the track before rejoining behind the Brazilian.
The Swiss driver was left needing to pass Senna in the final stages of the race to win the title, resulting in some tough moves that were ultimately fruitless.
“It’s my best result of the season, I’m happy with the result of course,” Senna told MotorSportsTalk. “It’s good to finish the season in a strong place. Strong battle, I think today we fulfilled some of the promise that we had for the whole season so I’m happy.”
Senna was one of the deciding factors in the Formula E title race, as by finishing ahead of Buemi he allowed compatriot Nelson Piquet Jr to clinch the series title by a single point.
However, the Brazilian said that Buemi’s slim defeat was all of his own design after his spin.
“Nelson will buy me a few beers but the deciding factor was Buemi spinning after the pit stop,” Senna said. “It’s his own doing and of course he got very aggressive trying to undo it.
“But it doesn’t matter. It’s racing and he was trying whatever he could try to beat me and he didn’t. So today was our day.”