Senna Says Respect Can Solve Safety Issues

Brazilian driver Bruno Senna insisted that he has no problem with the criticism showed by several F1 drivers and teams regarding the slower pace the new teams will show during the early stages of the 2010 season.

Coming to Bahrain without a single mile of testing, Campos Grand Prix will get to debut their 2010 single-seater during the Friday practice sessions. That will raise several safety issues during the practice sessions, qualifying and even race – as warned by Felipe Massa and Jenson Button – as the new cars are 4 to 5 seconds slower than the frontrunners if we are to consider the lap times in testing.

Nevertheless, while agreeing that the slowed cars might piss plenty of drivers off during certain parts of the qualifying or race, these issues could easily be solved through respect.

It's perfectly possible to be with traffic if you are in a faster car. The only thing you need is for the drivers all to respect each other. It's not a problem,” said Senna, in a preview for the upcoming Bahrain Grand Prix.

I'm pretty sure the drivers in the faster cars are going to be pissed off when they see a driver with a slower time in front of them.(...) It's a question of respect and of people giving way to each other,” added the Brazilian driver, who reckoned all these things will be fully discussed within the Grand Prix Drivers Association (GPDA) meeting prior to the Bahrain race this weekend.

From the entire F1 field, Senna and his teammate Karun Chandhok are the only ones yet to drive a 2010-spec Formula One car prior to the season opening Bahrain Grand Prix. The HRT F1 challenger was first presented to the media mid-way last week, and shipped to Bahrain last Saturday.
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